Category: Softball

Strong offense pushes softball to double-header win

By ASHLEY OWENS Eastern’s softball team opened its OVC with back-to-back wins against the Belmont University Bruins on March 15. The doubleheader victories came after a combo of big tough early offense and strong pitching from seniors Leanna Pittsenbarger, Shaylon Robb and junior Hayley Flynn. Game One The first game against the Bruins (5-14, 0-2 OVC) saw a big first inning, where the Colonels scored four points straight out of the gates for a 10-0 win. Sophomore Krislyn Campos had the ball rolling for Eastern after she connected for a triple down the center field line. After freshman...

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Star pitcher excels on and off the field

Most mornings, junior Leanna Pittsenbarger wakes up and heads straight to weight lifting with her teammates. After lifting, she goes to her classes for the day then heads to the softball field before practice for a round of pitching. That’s before practice even gets started. Once practice begins, Pittsenbarger picks up where she left off and pitches some more before treating her arm in the training room. Then it’s back to the books.

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