Softball overpowers the Urban Knights

Eagles defeat Academy of Art with powerful double-digit hits and runs.


Courtesy of Biola Athletics

Left-handed pitcher/outfield Jennifer Morinishi slides toward the plate.

Chloe Simmons, Freelance Writer

The Eagles defeated the Academy of Art Urban Knights at Biola’s Freedom Field by scoring 27 hits and 21 runs, resulting in a doubleheader win as they closed their season. 


Eagles’ softball had a rocky start with the Urban Knights. The Academy of Art jumped ahead to a 2-0 lead; however, Biola quickly turned the game around with five players scoring single hitters, boosting the score 5-2. McClinton, Nowak, Ruvalcaba and Hawkins all contributed by hitting multiple single runs, ultimately placing the score of the first game 8-2 and giving Biola the leading advantage. In the fifth inning, junior pitcher Jennifer Morinishi hit a single to start the inning followed by McClinton walking and Nowak scoring, bringing the score up 9-2. Junior redshirt Raylene Roybal pitched the entire game, striking out two Urban Knights players and allowing six hits and two runs. 


Game two was an even better show for the Eagles as they gained 14 hits and 11 runs against the Urban Knights. The Eagles had 10 different players up to bat, and eight out of ten brought in at least one run, helping propel the game forward by a long haul. In the bottom of the fifth inning, Jennifer Morishini achieved her 200th career hit, an extremely impressive milestone. Four Eagles batted in multiple runs, resulting in the 11-3 win against game two with the Urban Knights. 

The Eagles advanced to 25-18 overall and improved their standing to 17-19 in the PacWest Conference. 


The Eagles will play Azusa Pacific University on Saturday, April 22, at 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. in their senior games. 

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