Lady 'Cats Hike Record to 9-1 With Two More Wins

Lady 'Cats Hike Record to 9-1 With Two More Wins

CLERMONT, Fla. – The West Virginia Wesleyan Lady Bobcat softball team ended their Florida spring break trip with two more wins on Wednesday.

The Lady 'Cats dominated Minnesota State-Moorhead by a 15-3 score in five-innings of action and then downed Stonehill in a 7-0 contest that head coach Steve Warner called Wesleyan's best game on the trip.

The two wins improved Wesleyan to 9-1 overall.

A Morgan Bruce two-run home run gave Wesleyan a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning against Minnesota State-Moorhead.

Wesleyan chased across four runs in the top of the third.

Bruce had a two-run double, Sara Scoone had a one-run double, and Jessica Rodriguez laid down a sacrifice bunt that scored Scoone.

Minnesota State-Moorhead scored two runs in the bottom of the third to make it a 6-2 contest.

Wesleyan erupted for eight runs in the top of the fourth inning.

They sent 12 batters to the plate and took advantage of three errors.

The big hits belonged to Rodriguez who had a two-run home run and Scoone who had a two-run double to left field.

Minnesota State-Moorhead tallied their third run in the bottom of the fourth to make it a 14-3 contest.

Wesleyan wrapped up the scoring in the top of the fifth when Faith Tichnell singled home Olivia Gore.

The game was called after five innings on the mercy rule.

Wesleyan pounded out 14 hits in the victory.

Scoone had three while Gore, Bruce, Tichnell and Taylor Barnett each had two apiece.

Sayaka Foley started the game and improved her mark to 2-0.

She went three innings and allowed three earned runs on eight hits while striking out five.

Alyssa Shawgo pitched the final two innings and didn't allow a run or a hit while striking out one.

Hannah Vet was in complete control of the Stonehill game.

She twirled all seven innings and didn't allow a run on four hits while fanning three.

She improved her record to 4-0.

Bruce and Scoone each had one-run singles in the bottom of the first inning to treat Wesleyan to a 2-0 advantage.

Wesleyan chased across three unearned run in the bottom of the third to up their lead to 5-0.

Scoone hit a two-run double in the bottom of the fourth to wrap up the scoring.

Wesleyan collected nine hits with Pogue, Bruce, Scoone and Aylin Gutiernez each getting two.

The Lady Bobcats will use Thursday as a travel day. They will return to action Friday in Salem, Va. but the current schedule has been changed because of the impending snow storm in the area.

Check back to the Wesleyan athletic website for updates to the Salem (Va.) Tournament schedule.