Solid Pitching Carries Lady 'Cats to Two More Wins

Solid Pitching Carries Lady 'Cats to Two More Wins

CLERMONT, Fla. – The West Virginia Wesleyan Lady Bobcat softball team received two solid pitching performances from Hannah Vet and Alyssa Shawgo on Tuesday as the Lady Bobcats picked up two more victories on their spring break trip in Florida.

Vet pitched a complete-game shutout as the Lady 'Cats downed Assumption College by a 5-0 score.

Then in their second outing of the morning, Shawgo gave up just one earned run as Wesleyan beat Nyack by a 9-1 score in five innings of action.

The two wins upped the record of head coach Steve Warner's club to 7-1 overall.

Against Assumption, Sara Scoone gave Vet all the offense she needed in the top of the first with a two-run single that scored Tori Pogue and Brooklyn Waddell.

Wesleyan scored two more in the top of the third.

Jessica Rodriguez doubled home Morgan Bruce and then later scored on an error on a ball hit by Taylor Barnett. That treated Wesleyan to a 4-0 lead.

Wesleyan wrapped up the scoring with a run in the top of the seventh when Gore singled home Pogue.

The Lady 'Cats outhit Assumption by an 8-5 margin.

Bruce and Scoone each had two hits in the win.

Vet improved her record to 3-0 as she allowed six hits, didn't walk a batter and struck out seven.

The loss was the first of the year for Assumption, as they dropped to 4-1.

It was all Wesleyan in their outing with winless Nyack as they scored six times in the bottom of the first inning sending 10 batters to the plate.

Brittani Bible had the big hit in the inning with a solo home run.

Wesleyan added to their lead in the bottom of the second when Rodriguez singled home Gore to make it a 7-0 contest.

Nyack scored their lone run in the top of the third.

Bruce made it a 9-1 contest in the bottom of the fourth inning with a two-run double that scored Gore and Pogue.

The game was called after Nyback batted in the top of the fifth on the eight-run mercy rule.

Pogue led the 11-hit Wesleyan attack with three hits while Bruce and Aylin Gutiernez each had two hits.

Shawgo upped her record to 3-0 and she allowed just three hits, walked two and struck out three.

Wesleyan will return to action on Wednesday as they play Minnesota State Moorhead at 2 p.m. and Stonehill at 4:30 p.m.