Royals Dominate Spring Break, Bring Home Ten Wins

Junior Sydney Reath had a balanced spring break trip, earning two complete wins in the circle and adding 11 RBIs on 13 hits. (photo by Scott Eyre)
Junior Sydney Reath had a balanced spring break trip, earning two complete wins in the circle and adding 11 RBIs on 13 hits. (photo by Scott Eyre)

The Eastern Mennonite University softball team leaves Myrtle Beach, S.C. without a loss after going 10-0 at the Fastpitch Dreams Spring Classic. The women are now 11-3 overall and have a ten-day gap to prepare for their home opener against #6 Christopher Newport University on Saturday, Mar. 17. 

EMU 4, Mount Aloysius 3
Alia Miller (Bridgewater, Va./Turner Ashby) hit what ended up being a game-winning double in the top of the seventh to outlast the Mounties, 4-3, on Wednesday afternoon. 

The Royals made it a quick 2-0 game in the top of the first after Danielle Brenneman (Waynesboro, Va./Stuarts Draft) and Tiffani Shaheen (Fluvanna, Va./Fluvanna County) passed home plate. Beck Hoskins (Danville, Va./Westover Christian Academy) started off the second inning with a walk and a stolen base to put herself in scoring position. Hoskins then advanced to third on a ground-out hit, which was followed by an RBI single from Brenneman to make it 3-0. 

Mount Aloysius got a pair of runs in the bottom of the third inning to come within one at 3-2. The Mounties tied things up in the sixth inning after scoring unearned. 

Tied at 3-3 in the top of the seventh, Breeden got on base after hitting a single and ended up with the go-ahead run after Miller's RBI double. 

The Mounties failed to produce any looks in the bottom of the seventh after a fly out to left field and a couple of ground outs to end the game. 

Brenneman and Shaheen were each 2-4 and added a run a piece. Breeden went 2-3 with one run and one RBI. 

Miller pitched 4.0 innings and allowed two runs on seven hits. Kelsi Martin (Buena Vista, Va./Parry McCluer), (5-0), earned the win for EMU allowing only one run on one hit. 

EMU 9, Eureka 1
The Royals dominated in their final game of spring break, out-hitting Eureka 14-2. EMU held their opponent scoreless until the bottom of the sixth until the Red Devils got what would be the final run of the game for an ending score of 9-1. 

Brenneman was 4-4 with three RBIs and three runs. Shaheen went 2-2 and added a run. Sydney Reath (Williamsburg, Va./Mercersburg Academy) ended with a hit, a run, and a pair of RBIs. Hoskins, Madison Cash (Staunton, Va./Riverheads), Michaela Nichols (Luray, Va./Luray) and Casey Webb (Hampton, Va./Bethel) each added a run en route to the victory.

Reath (3-3) earned a complete win in the circle for the Royals.