Wesleyan Softball Takes Two From Glenville State

Wesleyan Softball Takes Two From Glenville State

BUCKHANNONHannah Vet (pictured) threw a five-inning, one-hit shutout for the 25th-ranked West Virginia Wesleyan Lady Bobcats as they beat Glenville State by an 8-0 score in game one of their Mountain East Conference doubleheader here today at Culpepper Field.

Sayaka Foley made it a sweep for the Lady 'Cats as she pitched a complete-game four-hitter as Wesleyan won game two by a 10-2 score in six innings.

The two wins gave Wesleyan and head coach Steve Warner a 41-7 record overall and a 23-5 MEC ledger.

Wesleyan dented the scoreboard in the bottom of the third inning with a pair of runs.

Rebekah Honce, celebrating her 22nd birthday, singled home Anna Eggleston and Brooklyn Waddell stole home on a double steal when Honce swiped second.

In the bottom of the fourth inning, Honce was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to make it a 3-0 game and then Krista Waggoner emptied the bases with a three-run double.

That treated Wesleyan to a 6-0 advantage.

Eggleston ended the game on the eight-run mercy rule in the bottom of the fifth with a two-run double that scored Ashley Hurey and Becca Oneto.

Eggleston led the offense with three of their 12 hits while Waddell collected two.

The lone hit Vet gave up was a single in the top of the fifth inning.

She improved her record to 16-3 as she didn't walk a batter and struck out two.

In the nightcap, Wesleyan chased across five runs in the bottom of the first inning.

Honce had a two-run double, Morgan Bruce had a two-run double and Carly Gregory had a one-run single to account for the scoring.

Wesleyan used the long ball to extend their lead.

Waddell hit a solo home run in the bottom of the second inning and Bruce crushed a solo shot in the bottom of the fifth to give Wesleyan a 7-0 lead.

Mackenzie Smith hit a two-run home run for Glenville State in the top of the sixth inning to make it a 7-2 game.

Wesleyan wrapped up the game on the mercy rule in the bottom of the sixth inning.

Waggoner hit a one-run double, Gore had a one-run single and Hurey ended the game with a one-run single.

Bruce went a perfect 4-for-4 at the plate while Tori Pogue, Waddell, Honce, Waggoner and Hurey each had two hits.

Foley improved her record to 16-3 as she allowed just two earned runs on four hits while striking out 11.

Wesleyan will return to action this Saturday when they visit UVa.-Wise for a conference doubleheader starting at 1 p.m.