For the first time in 702 days, Army West Point Softball action returned to the Softball Complex along the banks of the Hudson Sunday afternoon.
“It took so many people to get us on the field today,” said Army head coach Cheryl Milligan, who picked up her first career home victory. “There's so many people to thank – our sports medicine staff, in particular our athletic trainer Rachel Leahy, and just all the people who put in so much work to get this done. It's so great to be back and I think that's part of where our energy comes from, we're just so happy to be here.”
The Black Knights split a doubleheader with Patriot League foe Lehigh, winning the first game 2-1 and dropping the second contest 12-10 in a rollercoaster nine-inning game.
The first tilt was a pitcher's duel with both sides finishing with just three hits apiece. Angelina Bebek's leadoff single in the bottom of the first was the only hit on either side through the first three innings. Alicyn Grete retired the first nine batters she faced.
Ally Snelling got aboard to start off the bottom of the fourth with a leadoff single to right field. In the next at bat, Megan Muffett belted her second homer of the series with a no-doubter that cleared the left field fence by a good 30-feet. Read more.