DOVER, Del. – Wesley's softball team dropped a pair of decisions to Widener College on Tuesday afternoon at DuPont Field. The Wolverines (4-8) fell in the opener, 5-4 before losing the second, 7-2.
In the opener, Wesley twice rallied from a two-run deficit to tie the score but a Pride run in the sixth proved to be the game-winner.
Trailing, 2-0 after two and half innings, the Wolverines tied the score in the third on a two-run double to centerfield off the bat of Nicole Piscopo. Samantha Barker and Jessica Barranco both scored on the play after they recorded singles to start the rally.
Widener (6-4) responded with two runs in the top of the fourth but an RBI single by Barker scored Brynae Goodley from second to cut the lead in half. Barranco scored in the fifth to tie the score after reaching on a single and advancing on a groundout and a pair of passed balls.
A pair of Wesley errors helped the Pride take the lead in the sixth and Wesley was unable to score in its final two at bats.
The first three hitters combined to do most of the damage in the opener as Barker, Shannon Wright and Barranco combined to go 7-for-11 with three runs. Tamerra Starr and Goodley also had a pair of hits in game one for the Wolverines, who outhit the Pride, 12-11.
In the circle, Meghan McGonigle got the loss despite giving up just two earned runs. She also struck out four batters.
For most of game two, the scoring came in the first inning as Widener opened with three runs on three hits and two Wolverine defensive miscues. Once again, Wesley fought back and with Barker on first, Ashlyn Booth went opposite field for her career-high and team-leading fourth home run of the season.
Both teams went scoreless in the next three innings before the Pride scored four runs in the fifth.
Seven runners were left stranded by Wesley in game two and it was unable to score after loading the bases with no outs in the bottom of the fourth.
The Wolverines are back in action when they travel to the Bronx to take on Lehman College in a 4 pm doubleheader on Wednesday, March 14.