INSTITUTE – After stubbing their toe yesterday against the University of Charleston, the 12th-ranked West Virginia Wesleyan softball team returned to their winning ways against the West Virginia State Lady Yellow Jackets today in a Mountain East Conference doubleheader.
The Lady Bobcats won both outings – 9-0 and 6-1.
The two wins improved Steve Warner's squad to 31-5 overall and 13-3 in the MEC.
In game one, Hannah Vet pitched a complete-game shutout as she allowed just four hits, didn't walk a batter and struck out three. She improved her record to 13-2.
Wesleyan broke the game open in the top of the fifth with four runs.
Honce hit a sacrifice fly that scored Brooklyn Waddell, pinch runner Becca Oneto scored on an error, Bruce scored on a wild pitch and Carly Gregory singled home Olivia Gore to account for the scoring.
The Lady 'Cats put the game away in the top of the seventh as Anna Eggleston hit a two-run double and Waddell hit a one-run double.
Wesleyan collected 13 hits with Pogue and Gregory each getting three apiece.
In the second game, Bruce hit a solo home in the top of the second to give the Lady 'Cats a 1-0 lead.
With the help of an error, a wild pitch, and RBI's by Waddell and Krista Waggoner, Wesleyan increased their lead in the bottom of the third inning to 4-0.
Hurey hit a two-run double down the left field line that scored Gregory and Gore to up the Wesleyan advantage to 6-0.
Brittany Allison ruined the shutout for Wesleyan when she hit a solo home run in the bottom of the seventh for West Virginia State.
Waggoner, Bruce and Hurey each had two hits for the Lady Bobcats.
Sayaka Foley improved her record to 11-2 as she tossed all seven innings.
She allowed one earned run on five hits and struck out five.
Wesleyan will return to action this Tuesday at Glenville State in a MEC doubleheader.
First pitch is slated for 4 p.m.