Softball score back-to-back wins in doubleheader

The Eagles dominate the Warriors.

Natalie Willis, Editor-in-Chief

On Friday, women’s softball faced off against the Westcliff University Warriors, securing a victory in the doubleheader match. Redshirt senior pitcher Paige Austin kept the Warriors at bay, logging 10 strikeouts in 4.2 innings with 14 batters faced.


The Eagles started off strong, shutting down the Warriors’ efforts at bat. By the end of the inning, Biola logged three runs. Freshman catcher Bridgette Trujilo started the Eagles’ momentum at bat, soaring the ball to the right-center field.

This trend continued throughout the game, with Biola steadily increasing their lead. Sophomore outfielder Allie Beck and sophomore outfielder Maddie Riley advanced the Eagles further in the second inning, grabbing another two runs and increasing the score, 5-0. 

The top of the third inning saw three consecutive strikeouts courtesy of Austin before the Eagles took to bat once more. Trujillo led at bat again, bringing in another run for Biola. Shortly after, senior first base player Caitlin Fowble added to the scoreboard, bringing Biola to a 7-0 lead. 

Due to a strong lead with no redemption for the Warriors, the game only lasted four innings. The Eagles ended the match with an 8-0 victory. 


Redshirt sophomore pitcher Raylene Roybal kept the Eagles’ defense strong in the second game against Westcliff, pitching all seven innings with zero runs for the Warriors. Roybal struck out eight batters. 

The Eagles’ offense got off to a slow start, maintaining a score of zero for the first two innings. However, in the third quarter Biola began their domination as Beck brought in their first run. The change of pace allowed Trujillo to homer to left field, bringing in sophomore catcher Nowak as well as redshirt junior pitcher Jennifer Morinshi. 

By the fifth inning, Biola advanced their 4-0 lead. Nowak and Trujilio both homered to left field, bringing the Eagles to 6-0. The next two innings remained scoreless for both teams leaving Biola to win the game overall, 6-0.

Women’s softball will face off against California State University, Monterey Bay in a doubleheader on Saturday at 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. Stats from today’s match are located on the Biola Athletics website.

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