Leighton Homers Twice as MSU Softball Sweeps Radford

Mar 10, 2017

Credit MSU Athletics

Morehead State softball swept Radford in back-to-back contests on Friday at University Field.

"Good home wins against a really solid team, they are playing really well this year. It's a couple quality wins for us and it's nice to come out and play as well as we did in our home opener," said head coach David Williams.

In the first matchup, the Eagles got on the scoreboard first with a three-run home run from sophomore Ellen Barrett in the bottom of the second inning. After Radford responded with two runs in the top of the third, junior Robyn Leighton connected on a solo homer in the bottom of the fourth to make it 4-2.

Junior Chelsea McManaway picked up the win for Morehead State, allowing four hits and two earned runs in seven innings of work. She struck out 12 and walked two.

Leighton was the lone Eagle to finish with a multi-hit game as she went 2-for-3 with a home run and two runs scored.

In game two, Leighton's two-run home run gave Morehead State a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the third and then they added a run on a wild pitch in the fourth.

Senior Megan Tymorek threw 6.1 strong innings and Rager entered in the top of the seventh and retired the only batters she faced to close the game.

Tymorek picked up the win, allowing seven hits and three runs, just two of which were earned. Rager picked up her first save of the season.

"Megan kept getting groundballs and that's why we left her in. She had a strong outing and really threw well," said Williams.

Leighton finished the day 3-for-6 with two home runs and now has eight on the season.

"She did a really good job today, she had two bombs and a nice single. She just does a lot for you on offense, we have a lot of confidence in her when she's up and it's really comforting as a coach to know that you can count on her," said Williams.

Due to the impeding forecast, tomorrow's game against Radford has been canceled. The Eagles will host Dayton in a doubleheader on Wednesday.