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EAGLES OFFENSIVE TAKEOVER LEADS TO SWEEP OF ANTELOPE VALLEY

OFFENSIVE TAKEOVER LEADS TO SWEEP OF ANTELOPE VALLEY

The Embry-Riddle softball team picked up another Cal Pac series win, this time completing the four-game sweep on Antelope Valley with a doubleheader win on Sunday. The Eagles scored all nine runs in the first two innings during game 1, then broke the program record for games in a season with 18 to take the second game.

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Game 1: Embry-Riddle 9, Antelope Valley 3

The Eagles scored four runs in the first inning, the third consecutive time they scored to open a game this weekend. After the first out to start the frame, the Eagles rattled off four consecutive hits to take a 3-0 lead.

Embry-Riddle nearly completed a team cycle during the four straight hits, getting a single, a double, a triple and then another double to score three. Kate Delaney was responsible for the RBI triple sandwiched between the RBI doubles by Emma Almodoba and Alexus Marquez.

The Eagles picked right back up in the second inning, scoring five more times to jump out to a 9-0 advantage. Delaney had an two-RBI double this time around, and Jaden Espinoza drove in a pair with a single up the middle.

While Embry-Riddle did not score again, the explosive offense in the first two innings was more than enough. Mikaeli Davidson allowed three unearned runs in the fourth, but was excellent all day long striking out five and earning her tenth win. Kate Delaney earned her Cal Pac-leading fourth save with a strong three innings of work.

Espinosa fished with three hits, while Davidson, Marquez and Delaney each had a pair of knocks. Those four players combined for nine of the team’s 14 hits, and nine different Eagles had a hit during the first game.

Game 2: Embry-Riddle 18, Antelope Valley 2 (5 Innings)

While the Eagles did not score in the first inning, they certainly made up for it in the second inning. Embry-Riddle scored 11 runs on nine hits, the most runs in an inning in program history.

Embry-Riddle sent 17 hitters to the plate during the big second inning, and had three different players hit doubles. Tatum Chestnut had four RBI in the inning alone, Lily Anderson and Diana Miranda Montano had a pair of RBI each, and Delaney had an RBI double as well.

The Eagles posted another crooked number, this time scoring seven runs in the fourth inning to take an 18-2 lead. This time 11 ERAU batters came to the dish, Miranda Montano and Kristin Valido each had an RBI double and Sam Holbert had a pinch-hit two-run home run to left field.

Chestnut and Anderson finished the second game a perfect 3-for-3, and had eight of the team’s 16 RBI. Anderson drove in five, while Anderson had three in her first start behind the plate this season.

Five different ERAU players had multiple RBI games, as Miranda Montano drove in three runs. Delany and Holbert each had two, and Valido had one.

The Eagles will start a 12-game road trip next weekend, but will not leave the state of Arizona. The team will start a four-game set at Benedictine-Mesa on Saturday, April 2nd.

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