Softball splits on third day of games in Myrtle Beach

Softball splits on third day of games in Myrtle Beach

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – The Wesley College softball team split a pair of games on their third day of competition at the Fast Pitch Dreams Spring Classic in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Wesley couldn't get anything going in their morning game, falling to the St. Scholastica Saints 7-0.

Ashley Royer, Megan DiRubbio and Dori Loukopoulos each collected a hit in the loss. Brandi Dalious reached base twice via walks.

The Wolverines rebounded in the second game against the Albertus Magnus Falcons, picking up an 8-0 run-rule win in five innings.

DiRubbio scored the first run of the game in the first inning when she came around to score on a throwing error by the Falcon first baseman.

Wesley batted around in the second inning and put up five runs in the second inning. With the bases loaded, Bianca Newsom drew a two-out walk that plated Lauren Hoffman. Royer then followed with a two-run single to left field that scored DiRubbio and Amanda Curry. Dalious cleared the bases a batter later with a two-RBI double to the center field fence that brought around Royer and Newsom.

The run-rule came into effect when Wesley scored a pair of runs in the bottom of the fourth inning. Dalious cracked her second double of the game when she found the left-center field gap to score Royer from first. Karina Cardona followed with a ground-rule double down the right-field line that plated Dalious.

Ashley Royer, Brandi Dalious and Lauren Hoffman each notched two base hits in the nightcap. Dalious drove in three runs on a pair of doubles while Royer scored twice and recorded two runs batted in.

Dori Loukopoulos pitched her first collegiate shutout with a four-hitter to improve her pitching record to 6-0.

The Wolverines (7-3) have a single game on Thursday when they take on the Franciscan Barons. First pitch is scheduled for 1:30 p.m.