No. 12 Lady 'Cats Improve to 21-3 With Sweep of Glenville St.

No. 12 Lady 'Cats Improve to 21-3 With Sweep of Glenville St.

BUCKHANNONHannah Vet continued her dominance in the circle today in a pair of Mountain East Conference games with Glenville State at Culpepper Field.

Vet threw a one-hit shutout to lead Wesleyan to an 8-0 win in five innings in game one and then came back in game two and threw a scoreless seventh inning to record her first save of the season as the Lady 'Cats were victorious by a 4-1 score.

The 12th-ranked Lady Bobcats have won four in a row now and improved their mark to 21-3 overall and 9-1 in the MEC.

In game one, Vet struck out 11 batters and walked just one as she improved her record to 10-0.

Wesleyan gave Vet all the offense she needed in the bottom of the first when Olivia Gore singled home Tori Pogue to give the Lady 'Cats a 1-0 lead.

The Lady Bobcats chased across five runs in the bottom of the third inning with the big hit coming from Morgan Bruce who hit a grand slam home run.

That treated Wesleyan to a 6-0 lead.

Aylin Gutierrez had a one-run double and Gore hit a one-run single for the Lady Bobcats to wrap up the scoring in the bottom of the fourth.

Wesleyan had nine hits in the contest with Gore having the only multi-hit game with two.

In game two, Wesleyan's offense sputtered early on as they had just two hits after four innings of scoreless softball.

Glenville State scored first with a solo home run in the top of the fifth by Hannah Wright.

Wesleyan responded with a four-run fifth inning.

Gore had a two-run single and Jessica Rodriguez hit a two-run single to account for the scoring.

Following six strong innings by Wesleyan starter Sayaka Foley (pictured), Vet set down the Pioneers in order in the top of the seventh.

Foley improved her record to 7-2 as she surrendered just one earned run on two hits and fanned eight while not walking a batter.

Wesleyan had eight hits in the contest with Pogue going a perfect 3-for-3 at the plate.

The Lady Bobcats will return to action this Saturday when they visit Notre Dame College for a pair of MEC contests.

The first pitch for the doubleheader will start at 1 p.m.


(Photo courtesy of Peter Galarneau Jr.)