Softball Swept On Pink Day

Ashlyn Booth
Ashlyn Booth

DOVER, Del. - At its annual breast cancer awareness day, Wesley College's softball team was swept by Arcadia University at DuPont Softball Field on Tuesday afternoon.  The Wolverines (13-20-1) lost the first game, 5-1, before falling just short in game two, 7-6.

In the second game, trailing, 7-3 going into the bottom of the fourth, Wesley cut the lead to one with three runs.  Nicole Piscopo led off the rally with a single and advanced to second on a throwing error by the left fielder.  Jessica Barranco advanced her sixty feet with a bunt single and Samantha Barker drove her in with a bunt of her own.  Barranco advanced all the way to third on the play and scored on Tamerra Starr's single up the middle.  After Ashlyn Booth walked to load the bases, Nikki Barton drove in Barker with a shot to left.

The three runs forced a pitching change for the Knights (16-18), but Corrin Showalter retired the next three batters she faced to escape the jam.

Piscopo, who relieved Meghan McGonigle in the circle after three innings, pitched the next four frames without allowing a run.

Wesley put runners on in the fifth, sixth and seventh, but could not get the equalizer.

Barranco, Booth and Taylor Hendricks and Piscopo all had two hits apiece in the finale while Starr drove in a pair.  Both of Booth's hits were doubles and Barker led the team with three runs scored.

Despite a pair of hits by Barker and Booth in game two, Wesley was only able to muster a run in the seventh in the opening game.    McGonigle pitched the final five innings for the Navy & White and allowed just two hits while fanning one.

The Wolverines close out the 2012 season when they travel to Valley Forge Christian for a 3 pm doubleheader on Thursday, April 19.