Dover, Del. – Wesley appeared to be in mid-season form with their first win of the season over Keystone on Sunday 9-0. This is the first game of a double-header in which the Wolverines will try to add another win to start the 2020 season.
As Keystone couldn't answer Dori Loukopoulos' dominant start, Wesley's bats electrified the diamond with three runs in the first inning on Brandi Dalious' two-run triple. She ended up scoring on a passed ball by Keystone's starting pitcher.
The Wolverines also put up a five-run second that gave them a comfortable eight-run cushion. By using the "small-ball" strategy, the Softball team exploited Keystone's defense through steals, walks, and stellar baserunning to make the deficit even more difficult to come back from.
In the bottom of the 4th inning, Carly Setting drove in a run with her RBI single, extending the lead to 9-0, which would be the final score of the game.
Dori Loukopoulos (1-0) looked dominant on the mound, allowing just one hit across four innings and racking up five strikeouts on the day. Abbey Mayse came in to pitch in the 5th inning to slam the door on Keystone.
Dalious went 1-3 with three RBI's on the day. She also drew a walk and scored a run during the game.
Setting had two RBI's during the barrage.
The Softball Team took game two from Keystone on Sunday while extending their record to a cool 2-0 on the season. Similar to game one where Wesley's offense stunned Keystone's pitchers 9-0, the team's bats got off to a fiery start to secure a game two win.
During the first inning, Keystone scored on an RBI double to right field, leading the Wolverines 1-0. When it was Wesley's turn to bat, they responded by putting four runs on the board which ultimately sealed their fate as victors. Brandi Dalious launched a three-run missle over the left-center field wall while Brooke Retkowski would score later in the inning on a Keystone error.
Keystone would score in the top of the 6th on an RBI single, but Wesley would respond with a run of their own on Dori Loukopoulos' sacrifice groundout to Keystone's shortstop, allowing Carly Setting to score.
Jessica Anderson would go on to pitch the full seven innings of the game while striking out a whopping 13 Keystone batters. She gave up six hits while allowing just two runs during the dominant performance.
Retkowski went 2-2 and scored a run to help Wesley secure the victory.
Dalious' three RBI's on her homerun proved to be too much for Keystone to come back from.
The Wolverines will look to continue their dominant start to the season at Washington College next Saturday. Game one is scheduled to begin at 12 p.m. and game two's first pitch will come at 2 p.m.