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McManaway Pitches Third Straight Shutout in Softball's 1-0 Win Over Penn State

Feb 27, 2017

Chelsea McManaway
Credit Morehead State Athletics

Junior Chelsea McManaway threw her third consecutive shutout as Morehead State softball downed Penn State 1-0 on Sunday morning.

With the win, the Eagles finish the weekend at 3-2 and improve their overall record to 7-6.

"This was a huge win for us. We just found a way to win," said head coach David Williams. "We got solid pitching, our defense was excellent behind Chelsea and once again we got that timely hit."

The Eagles managed six hits and hit the ball hard throughout the contest, but it was sophomore Cheyenne Meyer's solo home run in the top of the fourth inning that gave McManaway all of the run support she needed.

"Any time you have a pitcher go out there and throw that well, you want to be able to reward them and our offense was able to do that," said Williams.

McManaway allowed just four hits and walked three, while striking out 11 in seven scoreless innings. She finishes the weekend in South Carolina with a 3-0 record, three shutouts, and 32 strikeouts in 21.0 innings of work.

"Chelsea threw extremely well. She worked ahead in the count, didn't walk people, and worked the count in her favor all game long. Her ball was really moving today and she was effective in every area," said Williams.

Senior Kayla McGuffey was the lone Eagle to finish with a multi-hit game as she went 2-for-4.

Next weekend, Morehead State will play three games in Johnson City, Tenn. They will play St. John's twice and East Tennessee State.