GLENVILLE – Sayaka Foley and the West Virginia Wesleyan Lady Bobcats put together one of the strangest no-hitters in NCAA Division II softball this season in game two of their Mountain East Conference doubleheader with the Glenville State Pioneers.
With Wesleyan leading by a 9-0 score after four innings of play, head coach Steve Warner made the decision to pull Foley after she had thrown four innings of no-hit ball in an effort to get Kayla Marburger some work in the circle.
Marburger struggled as she hit a batter and walked two to load the bases.
Warner reinserted Foley back into the circle and Cassidy Taylor hit a sacrifice fly with one out that ruined the shutout but kept the no-hitter intact.
Foley forced McKenzie Edmonds to fly out to right field to end the game with the no-hitter still in the scorebook.
Foley upped her record to 15-3 as she walked two and fanned eight.
In game two, Wesleyan went up 1-0 when Tori Pogue scored on a Glenville State error.
Wesleyan used a five-run second inning to put the game away.
Bruce crushed a solo home run in the top of the third to make it a 7-0 game.
Wesleyan upped their lead to 9-0 in the fourth when Scoone hit a one-run single and Krista Waggoner smacked a one-run single.
Wesleyan had 13 hits in game two.
Pogue, Gore, Scoone, Bruce, Waggoner and Brittani Bible each had two hits apiece.
In game one, the Lady 'Cats earned an 11-2 victory in six innings of action.
Scoone put down a sacrifice bunt that scored Brooklyn Waddell in the top of the first to give Wesleyan an early 1-0 lead.
A two-run single by Gore in the top of the third treated Wesleyan to a 3-0 advantage.
Wesleyan scored four times in the bottom of the fourth for a 7-0 lead.
Taylor Barnett hit a two-run double and later scored on an error and Gore hit a one-run single to account for the scoring.
Glenville State scored a run in the bottom of the fifth to make it a 7-1 contest.
Wesleyan answered with four runs in the top of the sixth.
Waddell hit a two-run single and later scored on a Pioneer error and Scoone smacked a one-run single.
Miranda Cropp wrapped up the scoring with a solo home run in the bottom of the sixth inning.
Wesleyan had 11 hits with Gore leading the way with three.
Hannah Vet tossed all six innings as she allowed two earned runs on five hits, didn't walk a batter and fanned seven.
Wesleyan ran their winning streak to 13 games as they improved their mark to 38-6 overall and 24-4 in the MEC.
Wesleyan will return to action Saturday when they host UVa.-Wise in a league doubleheader.
First pitch is set for 1 p.m.