President Benson threw the first pitch at the ELU-Belmont night game.

President Benson threw the first pitch at the EKU-Belmont night game.


Eastern Kentucky Colonels softball team beat Belmont 4-3 in game one before hosting their first night game in program history. Eastern Kentucky (22-14, 10-4 OVC) beat Belmont (11-25, 5-10 OVC)  in the historical game 4-1.

Christina Ciolek would start the scoring off in the first inning with a RBI single. Krislyn Campos would then score on a error to make it 2-0 EKU. Ciolek would score on a Sarah Fobbs single to make it 3-0 Colonels in the first inning. Fobbs would score the fourth and final run of the inning on another Belmont error.

Belmont wouldn’t go down without a fight though.Belmont would try and rally with a run in the second, fourth and sixth innings of play but would not be able to get the tying run across. Leanna Pittsenbarger would come on in the sixth to slam the door shut on the rally.

Eastern Kentucky would hold on for the win in game one 4-3.

In game two Eastern wouldn’t score a run into their third inning when they plated across three runs. The first run would come off a Kayla Joyce double and the second and third runs would come from a Christina Ciolek single.

Jessica Gregg would bring in a fourth run in the fourth inning to give the Colonels a 4-0 lead.

Belmont would hit a home run in the seventh but would still fall 4-1 in game two.

EKU will go for the sweep tomorrow at 2 p.m.

The Maroon-Nation Player of the Game Award goes to Christina Ciolek for going 2-6 with 3 RBIs and a run scored.