Myrtle Beach, SC – In a rematch between the red-hot Wolverines and St. Elizabeth's Eagles, Wesley used a six-run first inning and a seven-run third to win their fourth straight game in South Carolina 13-0. This would also mark the fourth straight game that a mercy rule has been called after just five innings since the Wolverines arrived.
With the bases loaded in the bottom of the first, Amanda Curry saw a wild pitch fly past St. Elizabeth's catcher and scored the first run of the game. Later, Brooke Retkowski would slap an RBI single into left field, scoring Brandi Dalious. With two runners on, Miranda Kinney would blow the game open with her grand slam to left, stunning the Eagles with an early 6-0 lead.
St. Elizabeth would keep Wesley's bats quiet during the second inning, but they once again exploded in the third. Kaitlyn Delaney sent a two-run single to left field to score Karina Cardona and Julianna Ceron, making the score 8-0. Retkowski would drive in a run on an RBI single as would Carly Setting two at-bats later.
As the lead extended to 10-0, the Wolverines piled on more runs in the seventh on Toni Borg's RBI liner to left and an Eagles error. Cardona would cap off the huge inning with another Wesley RBI single.
Starting pitcher Dori Loukopoulos went three innings and gave up no runs on three hits. She also K'd two St. Elizabeth batters during her outing.
As the game was far from St. Elizabeth's reach after the third inning, Loukopoulos was given some time to rest when Abbey Mayse pitched for an inning allowing no runs or hits. Vanessa Santoleri closed out the game with a scoreless top of the fifth.
Wesley will play against Cedar Crest next on Field Two. They look to continue their dominant start in hopes of finding a fifth straight win.
With Wesley's spirits running high after forcing their first four games over Spring Break to a mercy rule, the Wolverines battled the Falcons on Field Two in a pitching duel 1-0. They improve their regular season record to a comfortable 8-3.
The Softball team's first scoring opportunity came in the bottom of the second when Gabriella Monzo and Karina Cardona both singled to put runners on first and second base with no outs. Unfortunately, they couldn't find a way past Cedar Crest's impressive pitching with the Falcons securing three outs without any damage done.
In the fourth inning, a mid-game rally by the Wolverines earned them the first and only run of the game. After the team got runners on from a hit-by-pitch and a walk, Brooke Retkowski hopped on a good pitch to hit and belted a single down the right field line, knocking in Brooke McCormick to break the tie 1-0.
Jessica Anderson would dismantle the Falcons' bats through the fifth, sixth, and seventh, allowing just one hit over the three innings. She would go the distance to pitch the complete game and earn her fourth win of the season. On the day, she allowed no runs on just four hits while lighting up the "K" column with seven.
Wesley's next task will be facing off against East. Mennonite on Field Six tomorrow morning at 9:30a.m. They will then wait for Otterbein to arrive at the field for a matchup at 1:30p.m. later on.