BUENA VISTA, Va. - The Wesley College Softball team started their weekend on the right foot earning a pair of wins over Capital Athletic Conference opponent Southern Virginia. The Wolverines took down the Knights 6-2 in game one and then earned a 9-3 win in game two.
Lindsay Siok earned the win in the circle in game one, tossing five innings and allowing a pair of earned runs on three hits while striking out three. Destiny Davis tossed a pair of scoreless innings to close out the game. Sydney Botsch earned the complete-game win in game two, allowing three runs while scattering eight hits and striking out nine.
Devin Mackay led the Wolverines with four RBI in the two games combined, going 3-for-8 from the plate with three runs scored as well. Samantha Burns went 4-for-9 with three runs scored and a stolen base in the leadoff spot.
Wesley took a 2-0 lead in game one scoring a run in the second and another in the third. Morgan Seymour drove home Kateri Peters in the second and Nina Marcano came in to score on an SVU error in the third.
The Knights tied it with a pair of runs in the fourth but the Wolverines scored four unanswered to make it 6-2. A Kayla Fromal RBI single scored Mackay in the fifth and Mackay's two-run single capped a three-run sixth to secure the lead. Destiny Davis finished out the Knights retiring five of the seven hitters she faced while Nina Marcano gunned down a runner trying to steal.
In game two, Wesley hung four runs on the Knights in the first inning. Burns started the rally with a slap single and Breanna Hartman and Nina Marcano loaded the bases for Ashley Royer. A productive out by the freshman drove in a run and Mackay continued her timely hitting with a single to left that scored two. Lauren Hoffman capped the inning with an RBI single to make it 4-0.
Megan DiRubbio added an RBI single in the third while Mackay drove in another run in the fourth. Marcano added another run in the fifth with an RBI groundout making it 7-0. In the top of the seventh, Ashley Royer ripped a two-run single extending the lead to 9-0. SVU scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh but it was nowhere near enough to topple the Wolverines as they cruised to the win.
Wesley improves to 10-8 on the season with a 3-1 mark in conference play. The team will finish its weekend road trip with a doubleheader against CAC rival Frostburg State on Saturday.