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Cornerstone had to return to action right away after the loss to Aquinas to play their first elimination game against Siena Heights. The Golden Eagles got on the scoreboard early on a solo home run by Heidi Warmelink in the bottom of the first inning. Cornerstone scored another run in the bottom of the second to make it 2-0. Ashley Niedermayer led off with a double, moved to third on a sacrifice bunt by Alexsandra Szajna, and scored on a sac fly by Rachel Bode. The Saints tied the score at 2-2 in top of the third inning on four hits and an error. The Golden Eagles reclaimed the lead in the bottom of the fourth much like the run in the second. Niedermayer opened with a single, advance to second with a sac bunt by Szajna, moved to third on a single by Rachel Bode, then scored on a line out by Harlie Sherman. The score remained 3-2 until the top of the seventh. Siena Heights started the inning with a bunt single. Warmelink got the next two batters out before issuing an intentional walk to Taylor Hayes who has the 2nd best batting average (.464) in the WHAC to put runners on first and third. Warmelink hit the next batted to load the bases and Siena Heights made the most of it with a 2 RBI single to follow to give the Saints a 4-3 lead. Harlie Sherman led off with a ground out to the pitcher so the Golden Eagles were now just two outs from being eliminated. Haley Castillo did what she has been doing all year by getting on base. She hit one down to third base and ran it out to give CU life. Lauren Pasciak followed her with a single up the middle to put runners on first and second with Warmelink coming to the plate. The Saints decided to intentionally walk Warmelink to load the bases. Megan Oberst drew a walk to tie the game and Jenna Weightman came through like she has done so many times this year with a walk off single to give Cornerstone the 5-4 win to survive and advance in the WHAC tournament.
Cornerstone advances to play Madonna in another elimination game later tonight.