Softball Falls to Transy

Softball Falls to Transy

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Preseason Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference softball favorite Transylvania University showed its strength with an 8-1 and 9-1 doubleheader sweep of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology on Saturday afternoon.

In the opener, Transylvania scored twice early and had consistent offense to earn an 8-1 victory.  Junior Jessica Will led the Rose-Hulman offense with a leadoff hit in the fourth inning and later scoring the lone run on a Transylvania fielding error.

In the nightcap, Transylvania scored five times in the first inning to start the contest strong.  Rose-Hulman's lone run came in the fourth, when Will started a streak of three consecutive singles to load the bases.  Morgan Dreyer recorded an RBI with a ground out to score Will, before the rally was stopped by the Pioneers.

Transylvania improved to 18-7 and 4-0 in HCAC play, while Rose-Hulman dropped to 9-9 and 1-3 in league play.