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Softball Eagles fall at Eastern Kentucky to end successful 2017 campaign

May 7, 2017

Credit MSU Athletics

Morehead State softball fell twice at Eastern Kentucky on Saturday afternoon. The Eagles conclude their season at 26-22 and 6-12 in Ohio Valley Conference play.

"We battled hard and came up short in game two. It is a disappointing end to the season but we accomplished a lot this season," said head coach David Williams. "We posted the first winning season in quite some time and some individuals set single season records. There is definitely a lot to build on."

In game one, Morehead State got the lead with two runs in the top of the third as junior Robyn Leighton singled in the second run.

But, Eastern Kentucky answered with four runs in the third and five more in the fifth to get the win, 9-2.

Junior Chelsea McManaway (16-9. 1.89) picked up the loss, allowing seven hits and nine runs, just five of which were earned. She walked four and struck out five.

The second game went to extra innings with Eastern Kentucky winning in eight innings, 2-1.

Sophomore Allison Rager allowed just one unearned run in six innings despite giving up ten hits.

Senior Megan Tymorek (5-9, 3.23) recorded the loss, allowing one earned run in 1.1 innings.

With a 26-22 record, the Eagles finish with their first winning record since 2010.