In the top of the second, Kortney Leazer put the Hornets up 1-0 with a single to centerfield, plating Sarah Commons. The Wasps answered in the bottom of the frame with three runs for the 3-1 advantage.
Senior designated player Vangie Borchert (Asheville, N.C.) got things started with a RBI double down the left field line while sophomore first baseman Kendall Varner (Bassett, Va.) had a single up the middle and freshman left fielder Anna Thomas (Climax, N.C.) added a sacrifice fly.
Emory & Henry’s Alex Braun (Cornelius, N.C.) picked up the complete-game victory, allowing just one unearned run on four hits with five strikeouts. Belknap suffered the loss, allowing three runs on four hits with two strikeouts.
Emory & Henry will open the postseason on Friday in the 2019 ODAC Tournament. As the #2 seed, the Wasps will take on seventh-seeded Ferrum College at 2:00 p.m.