Army Softball Team Splits Doubleheader

MURFREESBORO, TENN. – The Army West Point softball team (2-16) battled North Alabama and Detroit Mercy in a Saturday evening doubleheader apart of the MTSU Invitational, dropping the first game, 1-0 to North Alabama and defeating Detroit Mercy, 7-0 in Game 2.

Game 1 vs. North Alabama
Army starting pitcher Amanda Eaglin (0-7) was masterful but Army just could not muster the run support she needed. Eaglin tossed six scoreless innings, as Army and North Alabama were tied at 0-0 heading into the seventh inning.

In the top half of the seventh, the Lions would break the scoreless tie on an RBI double to plate the game’s only run.

In Army’s last chance, they would have runners on the corners but could not capitalize and fall in what was a pitcher’s duel by a score of 1-0.

Eaglin’s final line was a complete game, 7.0 innings pitched, surrendering just one run on six hits.

Ashton White and Julia Farris were both 2-for-4 at the dish.

North Alabama’s Kyleigh Pitzer picked up the win, working a complete game, yielding only six hits, and striking out three.

Game 2 vs. Detroit Mercy
Caitlyn Newburn hammered a two-run home run in the bottom of the first, her third of the season, as Army jumped out to a 2-0 lead.

Ashton White hit an RBI single in the third as Army extended its lead to 3-0.

Maaika Dones added an RBI double in the fourth and would come around to score on an Ellie Caldwell single as Army worked out to a 5-0 lead.

Kayla Edwards, who went 3-for-4 in the game, had an RBI single up the middle in the sixth to make it 6-0, Army.

Newburn was 1-for-3 with a two-run home run and had three RBI.

Olivia Farris (1-5) pitched a complete game shutout, going the distance, only allowing four hits, while striking out seven.

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