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Opening their season against the Panthers of Purdue- North Central, the Golden Eagles declared a victory with a final score of 3-0. Heidi Warmelink's debut was nothing short of spectacular as she threw a three hitter with seven strikeouts. Warmelink also supplied the Golden Eagles with three hits, including a double and one R.B.I. Madison Bucilla and Melanie Creager also dispensed offensive support for Cornerstone. Bucilla went 2 for 3 with one R.B.I. and Creager went 1 for 3 and contributed an R.B.I. as well. Dinah Gruppen and Jessica Kuhlman also had one hit a piece.
Rochester Institute of Technology started off strong in the first inning against Cornerstone University by scoring an immediate two runs. However, the chance of a victory quickly diminished as the Golden Eagles scored a heavy six runs in the top of the second. Starter Dinah Gruppen pitched through five innings and held Rochester to four runs. The Golden Eagles tallied eleven hits and scored a total of nine runs. Tahni Bruno, Melanie Creager, Lisa Peppell, and Madison Bucilla all led the Golden Eagles with 2 hits a piece. Dinah Gruppen, Rachel Gruppen and Jessica Kuhlman all supplied the Eagles with a hit as well. One of two of Lisa Peppel's strong connections allowed her to trot safely into home. Peppel and Kuhlman both had two R.B.I's a piece. Heidi Warmelink came into relieve Gruppen in the top of the sixth inning and successfully held R.I.T. to zero hits and struck out four in two innings. The final score was 9-4.