Wesley Softball Splits Double-Header with Washington College

Photo by Kai Lee
Photo by Kai Lee

Game 1

Chestertown, MD – The Softball team had themselves a field day on the diamond at Washington College on Saturday, taking game 1 of the double-header 9-0. Wesley accumulated 11 hits during the barrage while Washington College could only put two on the board. The Shorewomen's five errors made tallying runs easier for Wesley's Wolverines throughout the game.

Amanda Curry's leadoff solo-shot in the first inning got Wesley's bats going as Karina Cardona lined an RBI double soon after. While Washington College's bats stayed quiet, Wesley would tack on another run in the third inning on Gabriella Monzo's RBI single.

In the fourth inning, Bianca Newsom would knock in another Wolverines run making the score 4-0. Wesley would then take advantage of two Washington College errors in order to score three more runs in the fifth, putting the game nearly out of reach at 7-0.

The top of the 6th inning saw Monzo knocking in a run on her RBI double to right field. Miranda Kinney then singled, scoring Monzo to extend the lead to 9-0. The Wolverines' lead would be enough to cause Washington College to forfeit the game in a mercy rule. 

Dori Loukopoulos tossed a gem as she only allowed one hit across five innings while striking out five Shorewomen. Abbey Mayse then came in to close the game while tallying a strikeout of her own in one inning pitched.

Curry and Cardona would both tally two hits in four at bats with one RBI. Kinney went 3-4 with two RBI's in Wesley's bombardment of runs.

Wesley's Game 1 win moves the team to a perfect 3-0 record to start the season.

Game 2 

Chestertown, MD – Wesley's hopes in carrying their offensive energy over to Game 2 of a double-header against Washington College were squashed on Saturday, giving up nine runs in the first two innings. The team had to forfeit after five scoreless innings, dropping the game 0-9.

Washington College scored two runs on an error in the 1st inning. With one runner on, a Shorewoman jacked a two-run homer over the left center field wall. Wesley quickly found themselves down 4-0.

The Wolverines' nightmares didn't end there with Washington College posting a devastating 5 spot in the 2nd inning.  Much like the 1st, the Shorewomen scored two more runs on one Wesley error. Reliever Abbey Mayse switched out for starter Jessica Anderson after the error but gave up an RBI single and another Washington College two-run homerun before getting out of the inning. 

Wesley couldn't find any way over the next three innings to get runs on the board, resulting in an early forfeit in the bottom of the 5th inning. Game 2 showed the Game 1 score except Washington College was the team that put up nine runs and Wesley none. The teams split the series 1-1. 

Anderson gave up seven runs with two earned on four hits. She also had three strikeouts on the day. Mayse gave up two earned runs as well on five hits. 

The team will travel back to Dover, Delaware to take on Swarthmore at home tomorrow, Sunday 2/23. Game one will begin at 12 p.m. as Game two will start directly after at 2 p.m.