Lady Bobcat Softball Team Upset Twice by Notre Dame

Lady Bobcat Softball Team Upset Twice by Notre Dame

SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio – In two absolute stunners, Notre Dame College took two games from the 12th-ranked West Virginia Wesleyan Lady Bobcats today in Mountain East Conference play.

Wesleyan lost game one by a 4-1 score and then lost game two by a 7-5 margin.

Notre Dame entered the twin bill with an 11-14 overall record and a 3-7 league mark.

In both games, it was one bad inning that did in the Lady Bobcats.

In game one, Wesleyan took a 1-0 lead in the top of the sixth inning when pinch runner Marilyn Maas scored after a double by Jessica Rodriguez and an error by Notre Dame College.

Notre Dame's big inning came in the bottom of the sixth inning when they scored four runs.

They capitalized on four hits and one Wesleyan error to account for the scoring.

Both teams had six hits in the contest.

Rodriguez had the lone multi-hit game with two hits.

Hannah Vet (10-1) saw her 10-game winning streak come to an end as she suffered the loss.

She went the distance and gave up three earned runs on six hits while not walking a batter and striking out eight.

In game two, Wesleyan built a 3-0 in the top of the second inning following a Morgan Bruce home run and a two-run single by Taylor Barnett.

Notre Dame scored one to make it a 3-1 game after two innings of action.

Wesleyan's bad inning this time occurred in the bottom of the third.

They gave up six runs on seven hits to fall behind by a 7-3 score.

Wesleyan rallied for two runs in the top of the sixth on a one-run double by Olivia Gore and a one-run single by Brittani Bible.

That made it a 7-5 contest.

Wesleyan put a runner at third base in the seventh inning but was unable to score.

The Lady 'Cats collected nine hits in the game with Gore getting two.

Sayaka Foley (7-3) was stuck with the loss.

She started the game and allowed four earned runs on five hits in 2 1/3 innings of work.

The two losses left Wesleyan with a 21-5 record overall and a 9-3 mark in the MEC.

They will remain in Ohio tomorrow as they face Urbana in a league doubleheader at 1 p.m.