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#2 Emory & Henry Softball Blows By Seventh-Seedeed Ferrum, 11-1, In ODAC Tournament Friday

#2 Emory & Henry Softball Blows By Seventh-Seedeed Ferrum, 11-1, In ODAC Tournament Friday

SALEM, Va. – The #2 Emory & Henry College Softball Team (25-14) started the 2019 Old Dominion Athletic Conference Tournament off with an 11-1 "run-rule" drubbing of #7 Ferrum College (19-20) Friday night at the James I. Moyer Sports Complex.

Sophomore first baseman Kendall Varner (Bassett, Va.) tied the single-season E&H record for home runs with her 12th blast of the year during the contest.

The Basics
FINAL SCORE #2 Emory & Henry 11, #7 Ferrum 1 (five innings)
– Salem, Virginia
VENUE – James I. Moyer Sports Complex
RECORDS – Emory & Henry (25-14); Ferrum (19-20)

How It Happened
Ferrum got on the board in the top of the first when Allison McGehee tagged a double to right-centerfield, driving in Cheyenne Strickland. The Wasps responded with a pair of runs in the bottom of the frame when senior designated player Madison McClanahan (Abingdon, Va.) hit a sacrifice fly to right-centerfield and junior shortstop Leanna Toler (Abingdon, Va.) stole home.

In the second, E&H pushed their margin to 4-1 on Varner's two-run bomb to left-center. Emory & Henry went up, 5-1, on a double by junior third baseman Lyndsay Boyd (Abingdon, Va.) which plated McClanahan.

The Wasps exploded for six runs in the fourth to take an 11-1 advantage. Toler got the inning started with a RBI single to right field and on the next at bat, senior centerfielder Erin Anderson (Aylett, Va.) reached on a fielder's choice error that allowed a pair of runs to cross the plate. McClanahan also added a run-scoring single in the inning.

Sophomore right-hander Cameron Derr (Cornelius, N.C.)  fanned nine as she allowed one run on three hits with one walk. Ashton Lambeth suffered the loss, permitting five runs on six hits.

Up Next
Emory & Henry will take on #3 University of Lynchburg on Saturday afternoon at 1:30 p.m., in the winners' bracket semifinal.