Grand Rapids, Mich.) The Golden Eagles entered today's game with a 12-2 WHAC record with a chance to win the conference or a share of it. Cornerstone rallied with two runs in the 6th inning of game one to pull out a 2-1 win to earn at least a tie for the regular season title. The Warriors took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning on a couple of singles and a fielder's choice. Both pitchers were tough through the five innings limiting the scoring opportunities. Haley Castillo started the sixth with a bunt single. Heidi Warmelink followed with a ground ball to the short stop for a fielder's choice but the short stop threw the ball back to second to try to get the runner but the ball went into right field. Both runners advanced to second and third. Megan Oberst then hit a sac fly to right field to bring in Castillo to tie the score at 1-1. Jenna Weightman stepped up and drove a double over the center fielded to bring home Warmelink to give Cornerstone a 2-1 lead. Warmelink gave up single but retired the other three batters in the top of the seventh to secure the win for the Golden Eagles. Warmelink improved to 17-1 with the win.
Cornerstone got on the board in the bottom of the second inning of game two. Megan Oberst drew a walk to start the inning. Oberst was thrown out at second on a fielder's choice for Ashley Niedermayer. Alexsandra Szajna hit a single to right to advance Niedermayer to third and then scored on an errant throw to make it 1-0. Heidi Warmelink hit a solo shot to leadoff the fourth inning to make it 2-0. Megan Oberst and Jenna Weightman followed with a singles to put runners on first and third. Oberst came home and an Alexsandra Szajna single to make it 3-0. Lauren Pasciak drew a 1-out walk in fifth inning and came home on Megan Oberst double to center field to put Cornerstone up 4-0. Jenna Weightman and Ashley Niedermayer both drew walks to fill the bases. Alexsandra Szajna hit a 2 RBI single to right field to make it 6-0. Rachel Bode followed that with a single up the middle to bring in Niedermayer to put Cornerstone up 7-0 after five innings. Indiana Tech broke up Rachel Nelson's no hitter with one out in the top of the seventh and went on to score two runs to make it 7-2 but Nelson stuck out the final batter to secure the win and to give Cornerstone the WHAC regular season title. Nelson improved to 11-3 on the year. Cornerstone finishes the regular season with a 30-4 overall record and a 14-2 conference record.
Cornerstone will be the top seed in the WHAC Tournament which will be played in Battle Creek, Mich. beginning May 1st.