DOVER, Del. - Wesley College's softball team dropped the first game of a Capital Athletic Conference doubleheader against York (Pa.), 6-1 on Monday afternoon at the Reynolds DuPont Softball Field. The second game was called in the bottom of the sixth due to darkness with the Spartans ahead, 11-5.
In the opener, the Spartans (4-9, 1-0 CAC) scored three in the third, one in the fourth and two more in the fifth to take a 6-0 lead. Four of those runs were earned as Wesley starting pitcher Meghan McGonigle allowed nine hits and walked three over the five innings.
The Wolverines were able to get one run back in the sixth as Nikki Barton doubled down the left field line to score Tamerra Starr from second. Starr had reached earlier in the inning with a single and advanced to second on a groundout.
Nicole Piscopo pitched the final two innings for the Navy & White and allowed just two base hits. Barton had two of Wesley's five hits in the game one, while Jessica Barranco and Ashly Bendorovich also collected based knocks.
A freshman from Naperville, Ill., Piscopo pitched the first 4.1 innings of game two and allowed six earned runs.
The Spartans put a run on the board in the first two innings before Wesley tied it up in the third with a pair of runs. York's bat awoke in the fifth for eight runs to put the run-rule possibly into effect but Wesley avoided the run-rule with three runs in its half of the inning.
Bendorovich and Brynae Goodley received back-to-back one-out walks to start the rally and Barranco scored both of them with a double to left. Barranco later scored on Samantha Barker's single up the middle.
York tacked on a run in the sixth and the game was suspended in the bottom of the frame with Barton leading off.
Barranco and Barker collected both of Wesley's hits in game two and both drove in a pair of runs. Barranco and Bendorovich scored two runs each.
Wesley (10-9, 0-3 CAC) returns to action on March 31, when it travels to Mary Washington for a 12:30 pm CAC twinbill.