ATHENS – Talk about making a statement in your regular-season finale.
The West Virginia Wesleyan Lady Bobcat softball team did just that today in a road Mountain East Conference doubleheader with the Concord Lady Mountain Lions.
The Lady 'Cats won game one by a 14-0 in five innings and was victorious in game two by a 10-0 score in five innings.
Concord entered the game with a 29-19 record but Wesleyan simply dominated the Lady Mountain Lions today.
Vet went four innings and struck out two as she improved her record to 18-3.
Shawgo pitched a scoreless fifth inning.
Wesleyan erased any doubt of the outcome of game one with a six-run first inning.
Gore scored on a wild pitch, Kayli Gebhardt drew a bases loaded walk that scored Bruce and Eggleston hit a two-run double that scored Ashley Hurey and Carly Gregory in the top of the second that treated Wesleyan to a 10-0 lead.
The Lady 'Cats made it 12-0 in the top of the third when Gore scored on an error and Sara Scoone earned a bases loaded walk that scored Bruce.
Wesleyan ended the scoring with two runs in the top of the fourth.
Gore and Hurey each had one-run singles to wrap up the scoring.
Wesleyan had 13 hits in the win with Eggleston and Bruce each getting three.
In game two, Wesleyan hit four home runs in their victory.
In a crazy top of the second, Wesleyan hit three solo home runs – Scoone, Hurey and Waddell.
That gave Wesleyan a 3-0 lead.
Wesleyan chased across the rest of their runs in the top of the third with a seven-run outburst.
Bruce hit a two-run double, Scoone smacked a one-run double, Hurey had a one-run single and Eggleston hit a three-run home run.
Wesleyan owned 11 hits in game two with Waddell, Gregory, Scoone and Hurey each getting two apiece.
Shawgo (1-1) picked up her first win of the season as she threw all five innings and gave up just three hits while striking out one.
Wesleyan's pitching staff threw 23 shutouts this season.
Wesleyan ended the regular season with a 45-7 record and a 27-5 MEC mark.
They will open up the MEC Tournament at the Botetourt Sports Complex in Troutville, Va. this Friday as they host Fairmont State at 2:30 p.m.