Senior Raquel Howes led the Colonels with seven hits against North Carolina Central in the Frost Classic on Feb. 24.Progress File Photo

Senior Raquel Howes led the Colonels with seven hits against North Carolina Central in the Frost Classic on Feb. 24.
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BY: ASHLEY OWENS
progress@eku.edu

The final game of the Frost Classic for Eastern was against North Carolina Central. The Colonels won 9-0, putting Eastern at 4-1.

The game started off with a homer from freshman Sarah Fobbs and sophomore Shannon McQueen. McQueens’ homer came in the second inning, putting the score at 3-0.

Fobbs added a three run blast in the third inning, putting the total run outburst to five in the third inning for Eastern.

“She hit three run home runs,” sophomore Leanna Pittsenbarger said, referring to Fobbs. “What more could you ask of a freshman?”

Fobbs went on to receive the addidas co-OVC Softball Player of the Week for the Frost Classic, leading the team in a batting average of .500. She finished the Frost Classic with two home runs, eight RBIs, and three scored runs, highlighting the offensive side of Eastern.

“We had four of five home runs,” Pittsenbarger said. “I’d definitely say our offense stood out the most.”

Senior Raquel Howes led the team with seven hits, scoring five times in the final game.

Sophomore Shaylon Robb allowed one hit in the first three innings.

The Frost Classic put the Lady Colonels at a 7-2 record overall. Pittsenbarger says the Lady Colonels will definitely be a contender for the OVC title this year but claims the team is not yet satisfied with where it stands right now.

Eastern continues on the road in the Under Armour Classic, hosted by the University of South Florida. The Colonels will play five games on March 1-3.

Eastern will play its first home game in a doubleheader against Bowling Green at 2 p.m. on March 5.