Chippewa Softball Splits On Opening Day

Erika Underwood hit two three-run homers to lead CMU past Appalachian State, 12-6, on Friday at the Mercer Invitational in Macon, Ga.
Erika Underwood hit two three-run homers to lead CMU past Appalachian State, 12-6, on Friday at the Mercer Invitational in Macon, Ga.
Feb. 10, 2018

Box Score vs. Morehead State | Box Score vs. Appalachian State

Lindsay Gerber, CMUChippewas.com

MACON, Ga. -- The Central Michigan softball team split its first two games of the season on Friday at the Mercer Invitational.

The Chippewas started the day with a 4-1 loss to Morehead State, and then topped Appalachian State, 12-6, in the nightcap.

HITTING STAR
Erika Underwood blasted a three-run homer in the first inning and then ripped another three-run round-tripper to highlight a six-run third to lead the Chippewas against Appalachian State (0-2).

Allison Curtis homered for CMU against Morehead State.

IN THE CIRCLE
Freshman Samantha Howell made in her first collegiate start and earned the win against Appalachian State. Laura Vaccaro and Cloe Mallory each pitched in relief. They combined to allow five hits, strike out two and walk eight.

14-HIT EFFORT
CMU backed its pitching trio with 14 hits against Appalachian State. Allison Curtis, Underwood, Morgan Gardner, Rachel Vieira and Vaccaro had two hits each to lead the Chippewas at the plate.

GAME 1
Hanna Warren started and went three innings in taking the loss against Morehead State. She struck out three. Taylor Weaver went the final four innings. The pair combined to strike out three, walk three and surrender four hits.

Curtis and Lacy Tolfree had two hits each to lead CMU at the plate.

NEXT
CMU is scheduled to face Mercer (4:15 p.m.) and Morehead State (6:30 p.m.) on Saturday and finish the invitational with a game against Appalachian State on Sunday (11 a.m.).



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