Eagles send message of strength

Softball snaps its four game losing streak with two dominant wins over Holy Names University.


Melanie Kim/THE CHIMES

Jack Finck, Writer

The Biola softball team faced a new opponent on Feb. 13 when Holy Names University traveled to Freedom Field. The Eagles took advantage of the unfamiliar team and won both games by a

large margin of 8-0.

The Hawks are members of the Pacific West Conference in NCAA Division II, the same conference Biola would join if accepted into the NCAA.

Junior outfielder Kasey Hormel put Biola on the board in the first inning when she reached home on an error by the Hawks. This lead was built on in the second inning when the Eagles composed an eight run inning, followed by a five run inning in the third, resulting in a 14-0 lead going into the fourth inning. The Hawks scored a single run in each of the final two innings, resulting in a 14-2 win for the Eagles.  

Hormel led the Eagles with three of the team’s 11 RBIs, followed by sophomore left fielder Anjie Amezquita and freshman right fielder Hailey Boyett with two. Sophomore right handed pitcher Terri Van Dagens earned her second win of the season after pitching three scoreless innings.

The Eagles started the second game in the same way as the first. Senior third baseman Heather Hall hit a double to left field in the first inning, sending junior second baseman Maranda Galindo across home plate. Biola ramped up their lead in the third inning thanks to a triple by Amezquita, and extended it further in the fourth with four more runs. The Eagles won by a final score of 8-0.

Biola now holds a season record of 3-4-1 and will head to the NAIA Social Classic in West Covina, Calif. on Feb. 19 to try to improve on that record.

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