BRONX, N.Y. – Wesley College's softball team erupted for 30 runs in a pair of victories over Lehman College on Wednesday night. The Wolverines run-ruled the Lightning in five innings both games, taking the opener, 13-4 before winning the second game, 17-6.
Nikki Barton hit a team-high .625 (5-8) in the twinbill with three runs scored, a pair of doubles and a team-high six RBIs. Brynae Goodley hit her first career home run, a grand slam, in the second game while Ashlyn Booth also homered. Tamerra Starr also drove in four runs while Meghan McGonigle plated three runners.
Taylor Hendricks and McGonigle earned wins in the circle for the Wolverines. Hendricks combined to pitch seven innings while allowing just three earned runs and striking out eight. McGonigle started the first game and pitched two innings without allowing a hit.
The Wolverines now have 89 runs in just 14 games on the season, equaling the total runs they scored last season.
After scoring five runs in the first and two more in the second, Wesley put up another crooked number in the fourth to put the first game out of reach. Starr led off the five-run fourth inning with a single and advanced to third when Booth reached on an error. A single by Nicole Piscopo scored Starr and a bases-loaded double by Barton cleared the bases. Barton later scored as Goodley reached safely on another Lightning error.
Booth added the explanation point to the win with a solo home run in the fifth.
Barton batted 3-for-4 with four RBIs in the first game while Booth scored a team-high three runs. Jessica Barranco also scored twice from the leadoff spot.
To open game two, Wesley put together back-to-back seven run frames, highlighted by Goodley's grand slam in the first.
On Saturday, March 17, the Wolverines return to the field when they travel to Penn State-Abington for a 3 pm doubleheader.