Softball falls to Babson in final away games of season

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Photo: Courtesy of Kate Foultz

The Lions fell to 0-7 on the season.

By Christopher Williams, Sports Editor

Emerson softball lost both ends of Saturday’s doubleheader to the Babson College Beavers at Alumni Field in Babson Park, Massachusetts—the team’s final away games of the season.

Game one finished 8-1 in Babson’s favor despite Emerson scoring the first run of the game, and the Lions were shut out 7-0 in game two. 

In the top of the first inning of the first game, junior Calli Pratt was sent home courtesy of a double by senior Lindsey Lowe to give the Lions an early 1-0 lead. Babson, however, scored the next run and never looked back, scoring eight unanswered.

Babson doubled its lead in the bottom of the third as Jacqueline Paul drove home Brooke Stock, making the score 2-1.

The Beavers went on a scoring frenzy in the bottom of the fourth. Babson scored six runs on six different plays to cement its 8-1 win over Emerson in game one.

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Much like the first game, Babson controlled the scoring in game two.

Sam Burggraf opened the scoring for the Beavers in the bottom of the first to take a 1-0 lead, and they added five more runs in the bottom of the third to make it the game 6-0. The game was cemented at 7-0 when Molly Hennessy scored on a bases loaded walk in the bottom of the fifth.

Emerson fell to 0-7 on the season following the losses.

The Lions will complete their regular season action against Springfield College on Saturday, May 1 at 2 p.m. at Rotch Field.