Women’s Softball puts two more in the win column

Women’s softball takes home two ‘W’s’ against La Sierra in a double-header.

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A pitch flies out of the hands of junior right-handed pitcher Reba DePriest during the game against Biola alumni last Saturday. | Ashleigh Fox/THE CHIMES

Laurie Bullock, Writer

A pitch flies from the hands of junior right-handed pitcher Reba DePriest during the game against Biola alumni last Saturday. The Eagles defeated La Sierra University in a doubleheader to put their overall record at 4-0. | Ashleigh Fox/THE CHIMES

 

The women’s softball team continued their explosive start to the season by adding two more wins to their tally. The Eagles defeated La Sierra University in a doubleheader to put their overall record at 4-0.

The Eagles were the first to get on base when junior second baseman Ashley Spadt singled in the bottom of the second inning. However, the game continued to remain scoreless after sophomore outfielder Mackenzie Margo sent a grounder to La Sierra’s pitcher Aleena Bahling.

The first game would remain scoreless until the bottom of the eighth. With the bases loaded, Spadt delivered a single to right field to bring senior designated hitter Cece Luster home and win the first game 1-0.

“We knew that the second game wasn’t going to be easy,” Spadt said. “We knew that we needed to sacrifice for each other in order to get the runs we needed to win.”

Biola used the momentum from the first game and brought it into the second. At the bottom of the second inning, Spadt got on base with a walk and advanced to second base on an interference. Margo singled to get Spadt to third base, which set up the opportunity for Spadt to score Biola’s first run on an illegal pitch.

The Eagles went on to score twice in the bottom of the third. Senior first baseman Vanessa Coleman singled to give senior centerfielder Celina Thorton the chance to score. Coleman had her own chance to score when Margo reached on an error to bring the Eagles’ lead to 3-0.

Spadt scored her third run of the day when freshman pitcher Kimmy Triolo tripled to right field.

The Eagles’ defense and pitching completely shut out La Sierra and did not allow any runs for both games. Biola finished the second game 4-0 to pull off their fourth-straight win to start the season.

“We have a really promising season in front of us,” Spadt said. “I think what is important right now is that we take it game by game and try not to get ahead of ourselves. But it’s cool to get a glimpse of what could possibly be ahead for us.”

The women will have a day to recover before taking on William Jessup University on Feb. 6 in Rocklin at 1 p.m. 

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