Softball continues home stand with doubleheader against EKU


Melissa West, BG third baseman, holds her bat out in front of her in an attempt to bunt the ball. The Falcons are 25-16 this season.

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The Falcon softball team will wrap up its home game streak with a doubleheader against Eastern Kentucky University on Wednesday.

Head coach Shannon Salsburg said she has been impressed so far with the team’s home play, especially against Mid-American Conference opponents.

“We are getting better at defending our home field,” Salsburg said. “We are still working on midweek games with the girls coming straight from class.”

Eastern Kentucky isn’t a team BG has seen recently and the comparison on paper is fairly unknown.

“We know they are a feisty team with lots of speed,” Salsburg said. “It will be an interesting matchup. They are similar to a lot of MAC schools.”

The Falcons have gone 4-2 in their last six home games, posting a 3-1 record against MAC schools.

As the home streak concludes, they will look forward to the weekend when they face their rival Toledo — something Salsburg has been pleasantly impressed with — but will still focusing on Eastern Kentucky first.

The game comes up just as freshman Paris Imholz was named MAC Pitcher of the Week.

Imholz went 2-0 in both her starts this past week with a 0.43 ERA. She gained a save in her two relief appearances while managing a career high eight strikeouts against Detroit. She is now 11-7 in starts this season.

“She stayed within herself,” Salsburg said. “She stayed up and down with her curveball and the defense played well behind her.”

BG and Eastern Kentucky will take the field at 3 p.m. Wednesday in game one of the doubleheader. Game two is set for 5 p.m.