Michigan softball team outslugs Eastern Michigan, 9-7
Melanie Maxwell I AnnArbor.com
Hits were scattered all around Alumni Field Tuesday night when the Eastern Michigan softball team made the short road trip to play at No. 2-ranked Michigan.
Both teams had 10 hits, but two home runs led the Wolverines to a 9-7 win.
Amanda Chidester hit a three-run home run in the second inning that capped a five-run Wolverines’ rally. That wiped out an early 2-0 Eastern lead.
Chidester went 2-for-3 and scored three runs from the cleanup spot for Michigan (45-4), which built its lead to 8-2 after Ashley Lane's two-run homer in the fourth. Bree Evans and Dorian Shaw added two hits apiece. (Boxscore)
Nellie Coquillard cut into that advantage with a three-run home run in the fifth inning off Michigan starter Hillary Payne, who allowed five runs (four earned) on seven hits over five innings.
Coquillard finished with five RBIs for Eastern Michigan (23-14). Eagles’ leadoff hitter Jessica Richards went 3-for-4 with three runs and an RBI.
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