Sports Recap 3/19: Women’s Softball


Bridgewater Eagles Athletics

Senior Brooklyn Fridley in action during a game last spring. The Eagles are 8-8 overall on the season.

Kevin Tiffey, Staff Writer

Bridgewater, Va. – The Bridgewater women’s softball team was unbeaten this weekend in their double-header against Sweet Briar, winning both games 11-1. 

Game One

The Eagles got it going early, scoring in the bottom of the first inning. Graduate student Sarah Wilmer hit a single that scored senior Brooklyn Findley to add one to the board. 

In the second inning, sophomore Morgan Lucas hit a home run to left field. In the same inning, Wimer hit a two-run home run. 

Sweet Briar responded in the third inning with a home run from IIka-Marie Juleba. 

In the bottom of the third inning, the Eagles continued to put runs up on the board as first-year McKenna Mueller came across the home plate from a fielder’s choice groundout. Lucas was next, as she hit another home run with one already on the bases. 

In the bottom of the fourth, Mueller started with a double that brought junior Jazmyne Smith and Wimer across home plate. First-year Avery Phillips hit a single. bringing Mueller home. 

First-year Sarah Kate Tozier finished things off with a home run to make the score 11-1. 

The Eagles went three up three down to close out the game due to the mercy rule to win game one. 

A notable stat from game one is that 14 different Eagles recorded a hit. Additionally, Lucas had a pair of home runs to go along with three RBIs. 

Wimer had a homerun along with 3 RBIs, and first-year Elena Williams got her second win of the season. 

Game Two

Sweet Briar started the game off by getting on the board first in the top of the first with an RBI single coming from Lauren Jamerson.

The Eagles in the bottom of the third responded, as graduate student Torie Shifflett doubled to left center field, bringing in senior Kathryn Thomas to tie the game 1-1. 

Shifflett later scored on an error from Sweet Briar when Fridley was up to bat. Fridley scored on a wild pitch later that inning. 

Next, Andrea Savage hit a two-run double to extend the Eagles’ lead to 5-1. Savage and Lucas came across the home plate from an error on Sweet Briar. 

Shifflett hit a single to bring first-year Kaelyn Ramey home, followed by Fridley hitting a single, bringing Thomas home. Wimer ended the high-scoring third inning with a single to bring Shifflett across home plate. 

Freshman Dani Fellner brought in the last run of the game in the fourth, as she knocked in Ramsey, finalizing the score 11-1. 

The Eagles are back in action on the road in a doubleheader Tuesday against Mary Baldwin. The first pitch is set at 3 p.m.

11 different Eagles recorded a hit during game two, with Shifflett and Savage both recording two RBIs. 

Wimer and Thomas both went 2-3 at bats, as well as recording an RBI each.