Softball Team Racks Up Two More Wins in Florida

Softball Team Racks Up Two More Wins in Florida

CLERMONT, Fla. – The West Virginia Wesleyan softball team chalked up two more one-run victories on Sunday during their spring break trip in Clermont, Fla.

The Lady Bobcats defeated Holy Family by a 2-1 score in the afternoon and then downed Wayne St. (Neb.) that evening by a 7-6 score.

Those two wins come off of a pair of 3-2 wins on Saturday.

In the first game, Holy Family scored first with a run in the top of the third inning.

Wesleyan would finally get on the scoreboard in the bottom of the fifth inning.

With two outs, Brittani Bible and Aylin Gutiernez were both hit by pitches.

Taylor Barnett singled home Bible to make it a 1-1 game.

Wesleyan scored the go-ahead run in the bottom of the seventh inning.

Jessica Rodriguez started the inning with a single and went to second on a sacrifice bunt by Bible.

Gutiernez walked, but Barnett flied out to right field for the second out.

Brooklyn Waddell hit a single to load the bases and then Tori Pogue hit a walk-off single that scored Rodriguez.

Wesleyan outhit Holy Family by a 7-4 margin.

Pogue and Gore each had multi-hit games with each getting two hits.

Hannah Vet twirled all seven innings for the Lady Bobcats to improve her record to 2-0.

She gave up one run on four hits, didn't walk a batter and struck out four.

In the game with Wayne State, the Lady Bobcats jumped into a 5-0 lead after one inning.

Rodriguez had the big hit in the inning as she hit a three-run home run to left field.

Wayne State countered with a pair of runs in their half of the first inning.

Barnett and Waddell each knocked in a run for Wesleyan in the top of the fourth to up their lead to 7-2, but a three-run triple in bottom of the fourth for Wayne State made it a 7-5 contest.

Wayne State threatened to tie the game in the bottom of the seventh inning.

A two-out double by Melanie Alyea scored pinch runner Sarah Hunter, to make it a one-run game, but Wesleyan starter Alyssa Shawgo fanned Abbie Hix for the final out of the game.

Pouge and Rodriguez paced the offense with two hits apiece.

Shawgo improved her record to 2-0 in the complete-game victory.

She gave up five earned runs on eight hits and fanned four.

Wesleyan improved to 4-0 on the season.

They will return to action Monday playing Felician and Findlay.