MORRISTOWN, N.J. – Saint Elizabeth senior Catherine Eber had a double and a single while Madellyn Rodriguez added a double with two RBI but visiting Penn State-Abington posted 15 hits to earn a 14-7 victory in the first game of a the North Eastern Athletic Conference softball opener for both teams on a brisk Wednesday afternoon at Convent Field.
With PSU-Abington leading 15-5 after four innings in the second game, the contest was suspended due to darkness.
PSU Abington (6-3, 1-0 NEAC) raced out to a 5-0 lead after two innings. CSE answered with four runs in the bottom of the third. Eber led off the inning with a double to right field and would come in to score on a passed ball. Later in the inning, senior Kelly O’Dell worked a two-out walk and Rodriguez followed with a deep shot down the left-field line to drive home two runs to cut the deficit to 5-4.
CSE assumed the lead in the next inning when senior Noelle Grande drove in two with a double to left-center and the Screaming Eagles led 6-5.
PSU Abington opened up a commanding lead by plating three runs in each of the last three innings.
Eber (2-1) suffered the loss in the circle for CSE despite fanning four batters.
The Screaming Eagles are home for a pair of NEAC doubleheaders this upcoming weekend. On Saturday, CSE will face Penn State-Berks at 12 p.m. and then on Sunday welcome Gallaudet for a twinbill that is set to begin at 11 a.m.