Lady 'Cats Post Two Shutouts Over Wheeling Jesuit

Lady 'Cats Post Two Shutouts Over Wheeling Jesuit

WHEELING – The 16th-ranked West Virginia Wesleyan softball team recorded two more shutouts as they swept a Mountain East Conference doubleheader on the road against the Wheeling Jesuit Cardinals Wednesday evening.

The Lady 'Cats took game one by a 6-0 score and game two by a 7-0 score.

It was the 18th and 19th shutouts of the season for Wesleyan.

The wins improved Wesleyan to 37-5 overall and 19-3 overall.

In game one, Hannah Vet twirled all seven innings to improve her record to 14-2. She gave up just three hits, didn't walk a batter and struck out four.

Morgan Bruce gave Wesleyan a 1-0 lead in the top of the second when she doubled home Olivia Gore.

Wesleyan made it 3-0 in the top of the third when Rebekah Honce singled home Anna Eggleston and Gore singled home Honce.

The Lady 'Cats put the game away with a three-run seventh inning.

Bruce singled home Gore and Faith Tichnell scored on the play and Tori Pogue drew a bases loaded walk that scored Carly Gregory.

Wesleyan had 10 hits in the contest with Brooklyn Waddell, Honce, Gore and Bruce each getting two.

In the second game, Sayaka Foley (14-2) went the distance allowing just four hits while fanning six.

Wesleyan used the long ball to get on the scoreboard in the nightcap.

Bruce and Ashley Hurey each hit a solo home run in the top of the third to treat the Lady Bobcats to a 2-0 lead.

Bruce singled home Becca Oneto in the top of the fourth to make it a 3-0 contest.

Hurey hit a sacrifice fly that scored Gregory in the top of the sixth to make it a 4-0 game.

Wesleyan iced the game with a three-run seventh.

Krista Waggoner, Gore and Gregory each had a RBI for the Lady 'Cats in the inning.

Wesleyan had 12 hits in the game-two win.

Waddell, Gore, Gregory and Bruce each had two hits.

Wesleyan will return to action this Saturday when they host West Virginia State in a league doubleheader starting at 1 p.m.