INSTITUTE – The 10th-ranked West Virginia Wesleyan softball team hiked their winning streak to nine games as they swept a Mountain East Conference doubleheader today against the West Virginia State Yellow Jackets.
The Lady 'Cats earned a 4-0 victory in game one and a won a 7-2 triumph in game two.
The two wins lifted their record to 34-6 overall and 20-4 in the MEC.
In game one, Hannah Vet twirled a complete-game shutout as she allowed just four hits while walking one and striking out four.
She improved her ledger to 16-2.
Pogue then stole home for the first run of the game.
A Gore single that brought home Pogue wrapped up the scoring in the top of the fourth.
Wesleyan collected 10 hits in the contest with Gore getting three and Pogue and Brittani Bible each getting two.
The shutout was the fifth in a row for the Lady 'Cats.
In game two, Wesleyan scored a pair of runs in the top of the first and the second innings.
In the first inning, Brooklyn Waddell doubled home Pogue and Gore singled home Waddell.
During the second inning, Waddell hit a two-run triple that plated Pogue and Taylor Barnett.
That gave Wesleyan a 4-0 lead.
West Virginia State scored a pair of unearned runs in the bottom of the sixth to make it a 4-2 contest.
Wesleyan added three runs in the top of the seventh.
Wesleyan had 10 hits in game two with Pogue getting three and Waddell and Gore each collecting two.
Sayaka Foley improved her record to 13-3 as she went the distance.
She surrendered two unearned runs on four hits, walked one and fanned four.
Wesleyan will return to action in a key doubleheader on the road Sunday at the University of Charleston.
The Lady Bobcats hold a one-game lead in the South Division over Charleston.
First pitch is slated for 1 p.m.