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Ferrum Falls in ODAC Softball Tournament Opener

Bayley Cunningham
Bayley Cunningham

SALEM, Va. -- #7 seed Ferrum College dropped its 2019 ODAC Softball Tournament opener to #2 Emory & Henry College tonight, falling 11-1 in five innings at the James I. Moyer Sports Complex.

RECORDS
Emory & Henry (25-14)
Ferrum (19-20)

THE BASICS
Kendal Varner's two-run homer in the second inning fueled the Wasps, who recorded 11 base hits tonight to Ferrum's three. The Wasps built a 5-1 lead after three innings, then exploded for six runs in the fourth.

Ferrum got its lone run in the top of the first inning when Cheyenne Strickland had a base hit then scored on Allison McGehee's double to right center.

KEY STATS
Emory & Henry: Varner 2-3, HR, 2 runs, 2 RBI; Cameron Derr (W, 10-6) 5 inn, 3 hits, 1 ER, 9 K
Ferrum: Cheyenne Strickland 2-2, run; Ashton Lambeth (L, 14-6) 3 inn, 6 hits, 5 ER, 1 BB

NEXT GAME
Coach Gerald Culler's team returns to the Moyer Sports Complex Saturday morning for an 11:30 a.m. elimination game with #6 seed Guilford College.