Lady Bobcats Bounce Back With Sweep of Urbana

Lady Bobcats Bounce Back With Sweep of Urbana

URBANA, Ohio – After getting upset twice on Saturday by Notre Dame College, the West Virginia Wesleyan Lady Bobcat softball team returned to their winning ways Sunday with a Mountain East Conference doubleheader sweep on the road against the Urbana Blue Knights.

Wesleyan won game one by a 3-1 score and then took the second outing by an 11-0 score in five innings of work.

In game one, Morgan Bruce put Wesleyan on the board first in the top of the fourth inning with a solo home run.

Urbana deadlocked the game in the top of the fourth with their lone run.

Wesleyan retook the lead in the top of the fifth when Olivia Gore earned a walk with the bases loaded that scored pinch runner Olivia Kula.

Krista Waggoner hit a one-run double to left center field that scored Marilyn Maas for an insurance run in the top of the sixth inning.

Wesleyan had seven hits in the contest with Tori Pogue collecting three and Waggoner getting two.

Hannah Vet improved her record to 11-1 after tossing all seven innings.

She gave up the one earned run on three hits while striking out four.

Game two was all Wesleyan.

Bruce hit a two-run home run in the top of the second and the Lady Bobcats were off and running.

Pogue scored on an Urbana error in the top of the second inning to increase the Wesleyan lead to 3-0.

Wesleyan tacked on two more runs in the top of the third.

Waggoner hit a one-run single to center field that scored Kula and Brittani Bible laid down a sacrifice bunt that scored Brooklyn Waddell.

That staked Wesleyan to a 5-0 advantage.

The Lady 'Cats chased across four runs in the top of the fourth inning.

Waggoner had the big hit, a three-run double to right center field.

That gave Wesleyan a 9-0 lead heading into the fifth inning.

They wrapped up the scoring in top of the fifth with a pair of runs.

Sara Scoone drew a bases-loaded walk for the first run and Waddell had a one-run single for the last run of the game.

Wesleyan outhit Urbana by an 11-1 margin.

Pogue was a perfect 3-for-3 at the plate while Waddell and Waggoner each had two hits apiece.

Vet went the distance in game two as well as she allowed just one hit and fanned one as she upped her record to 12-1.

The two wins left Wesleyan with a 23-5 record overall and an 11-3 mark in the MEC.

They will return to action Saturday as they host a doubleheader with the University of Charleston.

First pitch is set for 1 p.m.