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(Tucson, Ariz.) The Golden Eagles faced #15 Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) earlier in the trip and lost a close one (4-3) to the Tigers. Cornerstone went toe to toe with the Tigers at the plate today but they committed five errors which led to four unearned runs on the day. Olivet Nazarene got on the board with two runs in the first inning and added one in the third and fifth innings to take a 4-0 lead into the sixth. The Golden Eagles put up a run in the top of the sixth inning. Heidi Warmelink singled with one out and eventually scored on a single by Madison Bucilla to make it 4-1 but the Tigers would add some insurance in the bottom half of the innings bringing in three more runs to make it 7-1 and that is how the game ended. Madison Bucilla had two hits and an RBI for the Golden Eagles in the loss.
Cornerstone took on Robert Morris (Ill.) for the second time on the trip in the late game. The Golden Eagles committed a couple of errors in the first inning which led to two runs for the Eagles. Cornerstone responded with a run in the bottom of the first to make it 2-1. Madison Bucilla hit an RBI single to bring in Jenna Weightman for the run. Robert Morris put up two more runs in the top of the third and one in the fifth to make it 5-1. The Golden Eagles made it a game by scoring three runs in the bottom of the fifth. Jenna Weightman and Tahni Bruno both hit singles with one out and Heidi Warmelink knocked in Weightman with a single to make it 5-2. Madison Bucilla followed that with a single to plate Bruno to make it 5-3. Lauren Pasciak hit a fielder's choice to advance all the runner's but Warmelink was put out at home. Kathy DeYoung drew a walk to score Kaitlyn Carlson to bring Cornerstone to within one (5-4). Robert Morris added a run in the top of the sixth to make it 6-4. Cornerstone got a couple of runners on and advanced to 2nd and 3rd base but they couldn't get them home in the sixth inning and the Golden Eagles went down 1-2-3 in the seventh. Jenna Weightman, Tahni Bruno, and Madison Bucilla all had two hits on the day for Cornerstone.
The Golden Eagles will wrap up their Arizona trip with games against Peru State (Neb.) and Patten (Calif.) tomorrow.