CLERMONT, Fla. - The Wesley College Softball team kept the momentum rolling on Thursday earning their third win in as many days, downing Newbury College 13-9 as part of The Spring Games in Clermont, Fla.
Devin Mackay led the Wesley offense, going 2-for-5 with three runs scored and four runs driven in. The first baseman ripped a pair of clutch doubles to propel the Wesley offense. Samantha Burns drew four walks and scored two runs as well.
Lily Engel drew the start, but both she and Destiny Davis had trouble with the strike zone. Lindsay Siok entered in the second to limit the damage, and then shutout the Nighthawks for the rest of the game, pitching six scoreless innings. The junior allowed just two hits, two walks and struck out four to earn the win.
Wesley jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the top of the first. A walk and two errors loaded the bases for Mackay before she cranked a double down the right field line. Two runs came around to score on the play. Wesley scored again on a Newbury error, and Kayla Fromal added an RBI single to make it 4-0. Newbury responded in the bottom of the frame, scoring four runs on three hits to level the score at 4-4.
In the bottom of the second, Newbury plated five more runs, capitalizing on five walks and recording just one hit in the inning to take a 9-4 lead. Siok entered the game with the bases loaded and no outs and allowed just two inherited runners to score, working Wesley out of the jam.
After a scoreless frame, Wesley erupted for six runs in the top of the fourth inning to take a 10-9 lead. Casey Beall, Samantha Burns, Breanna Hartman and Nina Marcano each drew walks to score a run. Ashley Royer wore a pitch to drive in another before Mackay grounded into a fielder's choice to score a run, making it 9-7. Kateri Peters and Morgan Seymour added RBI singles, and Beall took a hit by pitch to drive in a run, giving the Wolverines a 10-9 lead.
Siok continued to mow through the Newbury lineup as Wesley added a pair of insurance runs in the fifth on an RBI double from Mackay and an RBI single from Megan DiRubbio. The squad picked up one more run in the seventh on an RBI single off the bat of Lauren Hoffman to earn the 13-9 win.
The Wolverines have won three of their last four to improve to 3-3 on their spring break trip and 5-5 on the season. The Navy and White will conclude their Florida trip with a pair of games on Friday, facing Misericordia University and Lakeland College.