Foley Throws No-Hitter In 4-0 Victory Over Shepherd

Foley Throws No-Hitter In 4-0 Victory Over Shepherd

SHEPHERDSTOWN – Junior pitcher Sayaka Foley (pictured) twirled a no-hitter for the 12th-ranked West Virginia Wesleyan Lady Bobcats in game two of their Mountain East Conference doubleheader with the Shepherd Rams today.

Foley walked just one and fanned five as Wesleyan won the second outing by a 4-0 score.

She upped her record to 10-1 on the season.

Foley's no-hitter was the second shutout of the day for Wesleyan as Hannah Vet pitched one in the first contest as the Lady 'Cats took a 3-0 verdict.

In the second game, Ashley Hurey gave Foley all the offense she would need as she scored Carly Gregory and Morgan Bruce with a two-run double to left center in the top of the second inning.

Anna Eggleston and Brooklyn Waddell each had an RBI single for the Lady Bobcats in the top of the fourth to give Wesleyan a 4-0 lead.

The Lady Bobcats let Foley take care of the rest.

Wesleyan collected 13 hits in the contest with Krista Waggoner going 3-for-4 at the plate and with Waddell, Gregory and Hurey each getting two hits.

In the opener, Vet was in complete control of the game as she scattered six hits, didn't walk a batter and struck out two.

She improved her record to 11-1.

Wesleyan scored all three of their runs in the top of the first inning.

Rebekah Honce had a three-run double to left center that scored Olivia Gore, Waddell and Tori Pogue.

The Lady Bobcats had seven hits in game one with Honce having the only multi-hit game with two.

The two wins improved the Lady Bobcats to 29-3 overall and 11-1 in the MEC.

They will stay on the road this Saturday when they visit the University of Charleston in two key MEC South Division games.

Charleston is currently in second place in the South Division with an 8-2 MEC mark and a 19-6 overall record.

The first pitch is scheduled for 2 p.m.

 

(File photo courtesy of Brian Bergstrom/The Record Delta)