The University of Mary Washington softball team dropped their doubleheader to fourth-ranked Christopher Newport University on Wednesday evening in Fredericksburg, Va. The Eagles fell 10-1 in five innings in the first game, and 7-3 in the second game. UMW slips to 14-19-1 overall, and 3-6-1 in the CAC.
The Captains got it going early as they scored all 10 of their runs in the first three innings. UMW got on the board in the third inning as Hannah Bruns reached on an error and then advanced to second base. Danielle Newman then hit a double that brought home Bruns for the lone run in the first game.
Bruns and Newman collected the only hits in the first game for the Eagles.
In the second game CNU jumped ahead first as they hit a home run in the third inning to go up 2-0 and added a run in the fifth inning to make it 3-0. The Eagles tied the game up in the sixth inning as they brought home three runs.
Caroline Callahan led off the inning with a single and then Bruns reached on an error that advanced them to second and third. Danielle Newman delivered a double to left field that scored both of them and put the Eagles down one, 3-2. Malia Rogers then came up and reached on an error, and Newman advanced to third. Hibbs came up to pinch hit and brought home Newman on a sacrifice fly that tied the game up at three a piece.
In the seventh inning, the Captains added four runs to take the lead 7-3. UMW tried to rally in their half of the seventh inning but came up short as they left runners on second and third.
UMW will be back in action on Friday as they will host Frostburg St. in a doubleheader that will begin at 3 p.m.