From Emory University Athletics
Senior Ally Kersthold's single in the bottom in the eighth
inning scored Alyssa Pollard with the gane-winning run
against Case Western in the final contest of the UAA Championships,
allowing the Eagles to share for a piece of the league crown.
The 4-3 decision over the Spartans upped Emory's overall
record to 25-3, 5-3 in the conference. The Eagles share first
place with both Washington University and Case Western.
Freshman Tara Fallahee, Kersthold and senior Lauren Gordodetsky all hit safely twice with Fallahee hitting a two-out solo homer in the bottom of the first that tied the game at 1-1. The Eagles tacked up two more runs in their half of the second when junior Moira Sullivan hit solo homer, which was later followed by a two-base hit by Gorodetsky that scored Taylor Forte. Emory stretched its lead to 4-1 in the third when, after the first two batters were retired, senior Megan Light doubled and then scored on a single by Micah Scharff.
The Spartans battled back to tie the game with a three-run sixth that was keyed by a two-run single by Gena Roberts. In Emory's half of the eighth, Pollard led off with a walk, them scampered to second when Gordodetsky doubled, setting the stage for Kersthold's game winner.