Morehead State softball picked up another win early in its 2018 campaign, but recorded its first loss, bringing its record to 3-1 on the season.
The Eagles defeated Central Michigan for the second time this season, recording a 3-2 victory on a go-ahead two-run homer in the seventh inning. Appalachian State handed Morehead State its first loss after a 15-8 late-night contest at Sikes Field.
MSU 3, CMU 2
Freshman Paige Scruggs sealed the win for Morehead State, but senior pitcher Chelsea McManaway carried the Eagles with a full game in the circle. McManaway struck out eight, allowing only one earned run among 24 batters faced.
Each of Morehead State's three runs were scored off home runs by freshman players. Kalle Coleman homered to left center in the top of the second, followed by a two-run game-winner from Scruggs in the final inning. Allison Rager recorded three hits in four at-bats, while Taylor Wheeler logged two hits and one run in three at-bats.
ASU 15, MSU 8
Rager began the Eagles' second matchup in the circle, pitching the game's first 2.2 innings. Rager allowed nine hits and seven runs, striking out four and walking one. A trio of Eagles relieved Rager, led by 2.2 innings from freshman Megan Murphy. Rager received the loss on the day, brining her season record to 1-1.
In a game-high five at-bats, Taylor Wheeler logged two hits and two runs with a solo homer in the first inning. Rager took the plate with one run and a hit in three at-bats, complemented by two RBIs. Coleman recorded three hits in four at-bats, bringing home one run and two RBIs.