Softball Lady 'Cats Up Record to 16-2 With Two More Wins

Softball Lady 'Cats Up Record to 16-2 With Two More Wins

SALEM, (Va.) – The West Virginia Wesleyan softball team cotinues to roll through their non-conference schedule as they picked up two more wins here Saturday as they beat Winston-Salem by a 5-1 score and then downed Mercyhurst in six innings by an 8-0 score.

The two wins improved head coach Steve Warner's squad to 16-2.

Anna Eggleston set the tone early against Winston-Salem as she hit a solo home run in the bottom of the first inning to treat the Lady Bobcats to a 1-0 lead.

Wesleyan scored an unearned run in the bottom of the third when Eggleston scored on a Winston-Salem error to up their lead to 2-0.

Wesleyan chased across three runs in the bottom of the fourth.

Rebekah Honce had a one-run double, Sara Scoone had a one-run single and Eggleston had a one-run single to account for the scoring.

That gave Wesleyan a 5-0 lead.

Winston-Salem avoided the shutout with a run in the top of the sixth inning.

The Lady Bobcats had seven hits in the contest with Eggleston and Olivia Gore each getting two apiece.

Hannah Vet (4-1) went the distance in the circle to gain the win.

She allowed just one earned run on five hits while fanning five.

The outcome with Mercyhurst was never in doubt as Wesleyan scored three times in the bottom of the first.

Brooklyn Waddell had a one-run single, Krista Waggoner hit a sacrifice fly for a run and Honce had a one-run single.

The score remained 3-0 until the bottom of the sixth inning when the Lady 'Cats erupted for five runs.

Honce had a solo home run, Morgan Bruce scored on a passed ball, Eggleston had a two-run double and Waddell had a one-run single.

Wesleyan hammered out 12 hits with Tori Pogue getting three and Waddell and Honce each getting two.

Eggleston improved her record to 7-0 as she twirled a one-hitter while striking out three.

Wesleyan will return to action Sunday as they wrap up their three-day visit to Salem with games against Bloomsburg and Chowan.