FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – The Wesley College softball team picked up a road doubleheader split with Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) foe Mary Washington on Saturday.
Wesley powered over Mary Washington, 9-3 in the first game of the doubleheader.
Nina Marcano propelled Wesley to an early 3-0 lead in the top of the first inning when she cracked a three-run homer over the center field fence.
Wesley added runs in the second, third and fourth innings to pull ahead 7-0. Casey Beall scored in the top of the second from third on a wild pitch. In the third, Devin Mackay and Lauren Hoffman came around to score on separate wild pitches. Allison Mills touched home plate on an error by the second baseman in the fourth inning.
Mary Washington did score a run in sixth off of a Jessica Hube home run, but Wesley countered with two insurance runs in the seventh. Mills singled with the bases loaded to score Karina Cardona then Marcano drew a free pass to bring home Lindsay Siok. Mary Washington plated two unearned runs in the bottom half of the seventh but Siok made Hube fly out to left field to end the Eagle rally.
Siok earned her CAC-leading 13th win by picking up her 10th complete game of the season. Marcano went 2-for-4 with a home run and four RBI for the Wolverines. Samantha Burns and Lauren Hoffman also tallied two hits in the win.
Wesley couldn't sustain the momentum from the first game, dropping a 9-4 game to Mary Washington in game two of the twin bill.
Mary Wahington scored seven runs in the first three innings behind a three-run first and a four-run third inning.
Wesley plated a run in the second, third and fourth innings of game two. Hoffman tallied Wesley's first run of the game in the second inning when she scored on a wild pitch. In the third, Marcano hit a two-run single to left field to plate Burns from second. After a Hoffman leadoff double in the fourth inning, Brooke Retkowski singled to right field to bring Hoffman home.
After Mary Washington added two runs in the sixth, Wesley pushed across a run in seventh after Mackay drove home Marcano on a two-out RBI single.
Marcano and Hoffman each went 2-for-4 in the nightcap while Hoffman scored twice.
The Wolverines (17-13, 3-7 CAC) will step out of CAC play on Tuesday when they take on the Penn St. –Abington Lions in a doubleheader starting at 2 p.m.