Eagles win doubleheader against Antelope Valley

Eagles wins doubleheader to improve to 12-3.

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Senior Sarah Stromwall prepares to swing during the softball game last season. | Kalli Thommen/THE CHIMES [file photo]

Laurie Bullock, Writer

Junior Sarah Stromwall prepares to swing during the softball game last Tuesday. University of Antelope Valley's softball team left the field in defeat after the doubleheader games against women's softball on Feb. 25. | Kalli Thommen/THE CHIMES

 

The Eagles had an opportunity to take two games at home against a weaker opponent, and they took advantage of it.

The softball team ended their first game early against the University of Antelope Valley Pioneers by scoring 11 runs while not allowing the Pioneers to score. Biola went on to defeat the Pioneers again in the second game 1-0. The Eagles are now 12-3 in their overall season.

Biola got on base quickly and in position to score in the first inning. Junior second baseman Ashley Spadt hit a double to bring home senior pitcher Cece Luster. Senior first baseman Vanessa Coleman sent a sacrifice fly out to center field to bring home sophomore catcher Bria Madrid and give the Eagles an early 2-0 lead.

After going through a quick top of the second, the Eagles put up five runs in the bottom of the second to put the lead at 7-0.

Biola drove home three more runs in the next inning, putting them one run shy of ending the game with the mercy rule.

Madrid singled to bring home freshman pitcher Kimmy Triolo for the 11th run of the game in the bottom of the fourth.

Antelope Valley was not able to produce a run in the top of the fifth and the game was called for the mercy rule.

Although the Eagles were able to keep the Pioneers scoreless in the second game, Biola could not get the run that they needed to win until the seventh inning. Sophomore third baseman Heather Hall singled up the middle to bring junior shortstop Sarah Stromwall home.

Biola is now 12-3 overall and will play a doubleheader against Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, first game at 1 p.m. on Friday in Arizona.

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