Panthers drop two games at Emory, 8-3 and 4-3

 Shanna Brumbelow (5-3) was the tough luck loser in the second game. Brumbelow allowed the four runs but only two were earned. She scattered seven hits, walked three and struck out one.

The Panthers (16-14), who had their four-game win streak ended in the first game, had only three hits in the second game. Kristen Woodard drove in all three runs for the Panthers with her hit.

Woodard's hit came in the first inning. The Panthers loaded the bases with two outs. Woodard ripped a double that cleared the bases to put the Panthers up 3-0.

Emory picked up two unearned runs in the third inning to cut the lead to 3-2. The Eagles were helped by two Panther errors in the inning. The Eagles tied the game in the fourth with a run.

The game remained tied until the seventh. Brittany Boeshore walked and moved up to second on a sacrifice bunt. Ellyn Kocoloski followed with a game-winning double for the 4-3 win.

In the first game, Emory built a 7-0 lead after three innings. The Panthers scored two runs in the fourth inning. Brumbelow drove in the first run with a sacrifice fly and Valeree Williams scored on a wild pitch.

The Panthers closed out the scoring in the sixth inning. Katie Ison doubled and Williams singled to start the inning. Brumbelow drove in Ison with her second sacrifice fly of the game to make it 8-3.

The Panthers had six hits in the game. Ison and Williams each had two hits. Danielle LaDuron started for the Panthers on the mound and took the loss. LaDuron allowed seven runs, but only three were earned.

The Panthers play GSAC doubleheaders at Piedmont on Saturday and at Huntingdon on Sunday.