By Dean Greenwood, Reporter
Shenandoah University’s women’s softball team lost both games against the Eastern Mennonite University Royals on Tuesday.
The Hornets came into the games with a 2-4 record, and wanted to even their record with four wins. Unfortunately, the Hornets were swept in two close games.
In the first game, freshman Katie Seidl took the mound. She gave up six hits and three runs. She also had four strikeouts.
In the first inning, the Royals scored one run to take the lead. When it was the Hornets turn to bat, sophomore Breanne Smith made it to third base and freshman Makaela Dawkins scored to tie the game at 1.
In the third inning, the Royals scored two runs off of one hit to take a two run lead.
In the sixth inning, Smith scored on a hit by sophomore Carrie Robinson to leave the Hornets trailing by just one. With two outs, the Hornets did an aggressive double steal to try and tie the game, but Robinson was tagged out trying to advance to home.
The Hornets were shut out in the second game with only three hits, while the Royals tallied seven. Seidl pitched the whole game once again.
The Hornets have had six wins and 14 losses this season.
The Hornets will travel to Gettysburg Thursday to play a double-header.