WATERTOWN, WI – The softball team fell 7-2, and 16-2 against the Edgewood Eagles on Thursday, despite fast starts that saw the team score all their runs in the first inning of each game.
The Crusaders had three out of their four hits in the first inning, and left three on base, but started with a bunt single by speedster Emily Thompson (Watertown, WI), who stole consecutive bases before reaching home on a single RBI by senior pitcher Rosa Lewis (Yates City, IL).
Lewis started both games, and went four out of the five innings in game two, allowing nine hits and seven runs in the first game.
Lewis held Edgewood to a 2-2 tie, on just four hits through three innings, and held Edgewood to five runs over the remaining four innings.
Lewis, Thompson and Sam Swiatek (Walled Lake, MI) each went 1-3 in the game, while sophomore shortstop Emily Boogher (York, PA) finished 1-2 from the plate.
A sacrifice RBI put Edgewood up 1-0 in the top of the first, in game two, but after an inning-opening bunt single by Thompson, her second of the day, Maranatha claimed their first lead on RBI singles by Lewis and junior outfielder Heather White (Watertown, WI).
Edgewood reclaimed the lead in the second with three runs, and took flight in the top of the fifth inning with seven runs on three hits and two Maranatha errors.
Boogher went 2-2, while Lewis and White went 2-3 and 1-2, respectively.