Marcano Walk-off Caps Wolverines Doubleheader Win

Marcano Walk-off Caps Wolverines Doubleheader Win

DOVER, Del. - The Wesley College Softball team earned a pair of wins on Saturday afternoon, defeating Keystone College 10-2 in game one and walking off on a Nina Marcano three-run home run in game two for a 9-6 victory.

Marcano finished the day with two home runs, one in each game. She went 4-for-9 from the plate with seven RBI in the two games combined. Lindsay Siok earned the win on the mound in both games, starting in game one and pitching three scoreless innings, and then finishing game two with three innings pitched.

In game one, over half of Wesley's hits were extra base hits as the Wolverines connected with three doubles, a triple and two home runs. Wesley scored four runs in the first inning, three on a Marcano bomb and another on an RBI double from Devin Mackay.

The squad scored five more in the fifth. Marcano ripped an RBI triple and came home on an RBI single by Ashley Royer. Kayla Fromal connected with a three-run round-tripper to make it 9-0. The Wolverines added one more in the third to make it 10-0 in the early going. Keystone put up a pair of runs late in the game, but it wasn't enough as Wesley finished with a 10-2 win in five innings.

In game two, Wesley took a 1-0 lead in the second inning on a solo shot off the bat of Royer. After falling behind 2-1, the Wolverines regained the lead with an RBI double from Mackay and an RBI single from Fromal in the fourth. After allowing Keystone two more runs, Wesley took a 5-4 lead in the bottom of the sixth when Marcano ripped a bases loaded single. 

In the top of the seventh, Siok came on to close out the game but Keystone got to the junior for two runs, taking a 6-5 lead. The Wolverine offense came through in the bottom of the inning though. Kayla Fromal led off with a single and Megan DiRubbio followed with a walk. Morgan Seymour bunted the runners over allowing Fromal to score on a wild pitch to tie the game. Three batters later, Nina Marcano ended the game. The junior ripped a moonshot over the left-center wall to give the Wolverines a 9-6 walkoff victory.

The Wolverines move to 7-7 on the season and will open their Capital Athletic Conference schedule on March 26 with a doubleheader against Mary Washington.