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Softball Falls in Two Close Contests on Thursday

Softball Falls in Two Close Contests on Thursday

CLERMONT, Fl.-- The Rose-Hulman Fightin' Engineers came up short in two close games on Thursday.  The team suffered a loss to Eastern in the first game of the day's double header with a final of 6-1.  The Engineers would then fall in a thrilling game against Regis with a final of 4-3. 

Game 1- Rose-Hulman 1, Eastern 6

The Engineers would start the day facing off against Eastern University.  Emily Struble would start at the mound recording four strikeouts in 4.2 innings.  

Rose-Hulman would jump in front early after a single by Alexis Sullivan pushed in a run by Ashley Pinkham in the bottom of the first.  Eastern would tie the game in the top of the fourth with a run of their own to make the score 1-1.  

Eastern would have an offensive spark in the top of fifth, scoring four runs to jump ahead of the Engineers 5-1.  Eastern would hold onto their lead adding on another run in the top of the seventh to defeat the Engineers 6-1.

Game 2- Rose-Hulman 3, Regis (Mass.) 4

The second game of the day would prove to be a competitive contest.  Alyssa Pinkston would start for the Engineers at the mound recording two strikeouts in five innings.  

Regis would strike first recording a run in the bottom of the second to jump ahead 1-0.  Regis would build their lead to 3-0 after earning two more runs in the bottom of the fifth.  

The Engineers would come to life in the sixth inning offensively to rally back into the game.  A double by Sullivan would push in a score by Angela Boulboulle to make the score 3-1.  Sullivan would find her way home for another score to cut the lead to 3-2.  Then Struble would hit a single that would bring home Hannah Bach for the tying score 3-3.  

Rose-Hulman fought hard, but was not able to complete the comeback after a base hit led to the winning run for Regis in the bottom of the seventh.  

The Engineers will wrap up their Florida trip with a double header tomorrow taking on Houghton at 10 am and Adrian at 12:15 pm.