BUCKHANNON – The 13th-ranked West Virginia Wesleyan Lady Bobcat softball team split a pair of games today with the Concord Mt. Lions in their home opener at Culpepper Field.
The Lady 'Cats won the opener, 13-5 in six innings, but dropped the nightcap, 5-4.
The split left the Lady 'Cats with a 21-3 record overall and a 3-1 ledger in the MEC.
Concord hit a three-run home run to start off game one, but Ashley Hurey responded with a two-run blast in the bottom of the second to make it a 3-2 game.
Concord blasted a two-run home run in the top of the third to increase their lead to 5-2.
Wesleyan answered with a five-run outburst in the bottom of the third.
That gave Wesleyan a 7-5 lead.
The Lady 'Cats wrapped up the scoring with a three-run fifth inning.
Anna Eggleston had a one-run single and later scored on an error and Waggoner ended the game with a one-run single.
Wesleyan pounded out 13 hits with Honce getting three and Gore and Waggoner each getting two each.
Hannah Vet (7-1) earned the win pitching three innings of relief. She allowed three hits and fanned two.
In the second game, Wesleyan scored all four of their runs in the bottom of the first inning but couldn't sustain the lead.
Waddell had a one-run single, Honce had a two-run double and Waggoner had a one-run single to account for the scoring.
Concord scored twice in the top of the fourth to make it a 4-2 game.
Concord scored two more in the top of the fifth to deadlock the game at 4-4.
The Mountain Lions won the game with a run in the top of the sixth inning.
Wesleyan had six hits in the contest.
Alyssa Shawgo suffered the loss tossing two innings of relief.
She gave up one run on three hits.
Wesleyan's doubleheader with UVa.-Wise Saturday was postponed because of the bad weather.
Wesleyan is scheduled to play Tuesday either in a make-up with UVa.-Wise or their regularly scheduled doubleheader with Ohio Valley.
(Photo courtesy of Peter Galarneau Jr.)