No. 2 Emory sweeps Agnes Scott
Eagles extend winning streak to six in a row
DECATUR, Ga. -- No. 2 Emory received strong pitching performances from Bridget Holloway and Lena Brottman on Monday evening as the Eagles swept Agnes Scott, 3-0, 8-0 (6 inn.). Emory ran its win streak to six games and improved its overall record to 27-3 ias the Scotties slipped to 16-12.
Holloway raised her record to 14-1 on the year, tossing all seven innings in the opener and allowing just two hits while striking out eight ASC batters, tying her season high. The game started out as a pitcher's duel between Holloway and her counterpart, Ashley Berger. Holloway surrendered one hit through four frames while Berger held the Eagles without a hit. Emory finally broke through in its half of the fifth when Dana Goodenough drew a one-out walk.
After stealing second base and advancing to third following a fly out, Goodenough scored when Lauren Gorodetsky sent an offering by Berger into the gap in right-center field that rolled all the way to fence resulting in an inside-the-park home run. The Eagles tacked on another run in the seventh when Gorodetsky opened the inning her with her second hit of the contest.
After advancing to third following a sacrifice bunt and an ASC wild pitch, Gorodetsky trotted home when Claire Bailey delivered a single up the middle that closed out the game's scoring.
In the nightcap, Brottman hurled all six innings improving her record to 7-0, giving up just a pair of hits and fanning three. She was the beneficiary of an eight-hit Emory attack, three of which were for extra-bases. The Eagles struck with a pair of runs in the second when Megan Light, who led off with a double, eventually scored on a wild pitch.
Goodenough accounted for the other run when she brought home Jessica Thomas. The Eagles blew the game wide open in the fifth when they crossed the plate four times. The big blow in the frame came when Moira Sullivan rocketed a three-run homer to left field. Emory scored two more times the following inning, the first coming on a sacrifice bunt by Jessica Boni that scored Gorodetsky.
Scharff then singled and scampered around to score following a double by Bailey.