Golden Eagles sweep the Saints
(Grand Rapids, Mich.) The Golden Eagles had to go on the road today but they didn't have to travel far as they played Aquinas. The Saints took an early lead scoring on a bases loaded balk to go up 1-0 after one inning. Megan Oberst knotted the game a 1-1 in the top of the fourth inning with a solo shot to lead off the inning. Cornerstone would strand a couple of runners to end the inning tied 1-1. Cornerstone would go deep again to lead off the fifth with a Jenna Weightman shot and Lauren Pasciak would follow her with another solo shot and the Golden Eagles went up 3-1. The Golden Eagles would extend their lead in the top of the sixth. Emily Bode singled to lead off the inning. Hailey Castillo reached on an error and pinch runner Julayne Brigham scored. Jenna Weight got hit by a pitch and Heidi Walburg hit a 3-run shot to give Cornerstone a 7-1 lead. Heidi Walburg would retire the side in the bottom of the seventh to secure the win and improve to 7-4 on the season.
The Saints would take a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second in game two on a couple of singles and an RBI ground out. The Golden Eagles claimed the lead in the top of the third inning. Rachel Bode singled to center and advanced to second on a Hailey Castillo ground out. Bode scored on a Lauren Pasciak single and Pasciak advanced to second on the play home. Heidi Walburg then reached on an error and Pasciak scored to make it 2-1. Aquinas would tie the game at 2-2 in the bottom of the inning on a SAC Fly. Neither team would score again until the top of the seventh when the Golden Eagles got 2 runs on 3 hits. Hailey Castillo led off with a single. Lauren Pasciak pushed Castilo to second with a single. Heidi Walburg drew a walk to load the bases and Megan Oberst hit a 2-run single to put Cornerstone up 4-2. Rachel Nelson closed out the game in the bottom of the seventh for the sweep. Nelson improved to 3-4 on the year. Cornerstone improved to 12-10 overall and 4-4 in the WHAC.
Cornerstone will host Siena Heights on Saturday at 1:00 p.m.