2008 Softball News

Four Softball Players Tabbed All-Academic - Jun 24, 2008

YORK, Pa. - Wesley College placed 51 student-athletes on the Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) All-Academic team, announced by the CAC on Tuesday, June 24.

Conference-wide, 900 student-athletes were honored.  A grade point average of 3.20 during the 2007-08 academic year is required to be eligible for the team.

Softball Falls in CAC Tournament - Apr 19, 2008


A seven run second inning by Villa Julie was too much to overcome, as Wesley College dropped a 10-0 final to the Mustangs in an elmination game at  the double elimination Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) Championship Tournament.

The loss was Wesley's (7-24) second of the tournament, eliminating them from competition.  The Mustangs, meanwhile, survive to play York later in the day.

Villa Julie (11-12) got a strong pitching effort by Jessica O'Neill, who limited the Wolverines to just three hits in the game. 

Lyndsey Ellsworth had her eighth double of the year for Wesley, while Kelly Caton and Jessica Morgan each singled in the loss.

Elizabeth Penniman went 3-for-4 in the win with three RBIs and a double. 

Street took the loss, allowing seven runs in 1.2 innings. 

Wesley Falls at Top Seeded Salisbury - Apr 17, 2008


Four Salisbury pitchers combined on a three-hit shutout, as Wesley College fell 6-0 in the second round of the double elimination Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) Championship Tournament.

Stacy Davis picked up her 16th win of the year for the Sea Gulls (26-7), allowing just two hits in four innings.  Kortni Pedlow, Kelsey Mills and Kim Ruppert combined to hold the Wolverines (7-23) to just one hit over the final three innings.

Lyndsey Ellsworth doubled to lead off the game, but was stranded at third.  Kelly Waskewicz hit a lead off homer in the bottom of the inning as the Sea Gulls claimed a 1-0 lead. 

After a single run in the third, Stacey Mularkey hit a solo home run in the fourth.  Lauren Brennaman broke the game open with a three-run home run in the fifth.

Ellsworth had two of Wesley's three hits in the game.

Marie Elzey took the loss, surrendering three runs in four innings.  She allowed just four hits, however. 

Wesley, who defeated Hood in the first round of the tournament, takes on Villa Julie on Saturday at noon in an elimination game at top-seeded Salisbury.

Long Ball Powers Wesley Past Hood in CAC Playoffs - Apr 15, 2008

FREDERICK, Va. - Lyndsey Ellsworth and Megan Street both homered in the top of the seventh as Wesley College won the first Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) postseason softball game in school history with a 6-2 win at Hood in first round action.

The Wolverines had entered the game with just two home runs in the first 28 games of the season.

Wesley (7-22) scored three runs in the third inning to take a 3-0 lead.  Ellsworth reached on a error and scored on another for the Wolverines first run of the inning.  Megan Street followed with a run scoring single and Jessica Morgan doubled in Kelly Caton to cap the inning.

Sara Wastler got Hood (15-12) on the board in the bottom of the inning.  She singled, moved to second on a wild pitch, stole third and scored on an error as the Blazers made it a 3-1 game. 

Hood got within a run on an RBI double by Alecia Weddle that scored Jen Willison.

The score stayed that way until Wesley's turn at bat in the seventh.  Ellsworth hit her first homer of the season over the fence in left field to give the Wolverines a 4-2 lead with one out.  Then with two outs, Street homered to centerfield, her second of the year, to score Caton and give Wesley a 6-2 lead. 

Morgan, in addition to her RBI double, pitched a complete game to improve to 4-4 on the year.  She allowed just one earned run and struck out eight, while scattering six hits and a pair of walks.

Street finished 2-for-4 with three RBIs.  Caton had a pair of hits and scored twice, whlie Michele Mules went 2-for-3 with a walk.

Jamie Gardner took the loss to fall to 12-12.  Wastler had a pair of hits for the Blazers. 

Wesley is in its first year in the CAC after spending the previous 10 years as a member of the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference.

With the win, the Wolverines will head to top seeded Salisbury for a second round contest on Thursday, April 17.  The top two seeds in the tournament earned byes in Tuesday's opening round.  The first pitch is scheduled for 4:00 PM.

Wesley Swept at Rutgers-Camden - Apr 13, 2008


A pair of big first innings by Rutgers-Camden doomed Wesley College on the road in non-conference softball action as the Wolverines fell 6-0 and 8-3.

Game One:
The Scarlet Raptors scored four runs in the first and Natalie Powell did not allow a hit until the fourth inning as Wesley dropped the opener, 6-0.

Rutgers Camden put its first run on the scoreboard with a single by Kathleen Dreitlein and plated three more via a fielder's choice, a ground out and a Wolverine throwing error.

The Scarlet Raptors threatened in each of the next two innings as well, getting runners in scoring position with one out both at bats.  Wesley starter Marie Elzey, however, got out of both jams unscathed.

Powell, meanwhile, kept Wesley off balance until the fourth inning.  Kelly Caton singled and a base hit by Jessica Morgan put a pair of runners on base with two outs.  The junior hurler ended the threat with a one of her five strikeouts on the afternoon.

In the bottom of the inning, Rutgers Camden added runs on hits by Stephanie Klotz and Steph Skroski to extend the lead to 6-0. 

Powell tossed a four-hit shutout for the win.

Jessica Morgan had two of Wesley's four hits.

Skroski and Dreitlein had two hits apiece for Rutgers Camden.

Elzey allowed six runs on nine hits, but did not walk a batter and struck out four.

Game Two:
Rutgers Camden scored five in the first, then outlasted the Wolverines for an 8-3 win. 

Klotz led off the bottom of the first and moved around the bases on a pair of passed balls and a wild pitch.  Amanda D'Anduono, Valeri Bohn, and  Ashley McDonald followed with three straight RBI hits stretch the lead to 5-0.

An RBI single by Sue Goines cut it to 5-1 after the top of the second as Morgan scored for Wesley.    The Wolverines got within two in the fourth, scoring two more runs on an error by the Scarlet Raptors.

Skroski and Dreitlein got the runs back in the bottom of the frame with a pair of run scoring hits to make it a 7-3 ballgame.

An RBI fielder's choice by Klotz in the fifth put the game out of reach. 

Street and Goines had two hits apiece for the Wolverines.  Street also tossed a complete game for Wesley.  She allowed 11 hits and walked six, while striking out one.

Skroski picked up the win and had two hits at the plate.  She struck out four Wesley batters, allowing four hits and two walks in 5.1 innings.  Powell finished the game with two innings of scoreless relief.

Brooke Keenan, Skroski and Bohn all had two hits in the win.

Wesley fell to 6-22 on the year, while Rutgers Camden improved to 5-21-1.

The Wolverines travel to Hood for the first round of the CAC playoffs on Tuesday, April 15 at 4:30 PM.

Wolverines Sweep Gallaudet - Apr 11, 2008

DOVER, Del. -

Wesley used a seven-run sixth inning to come from behind and preserve a doubleheader sweep over visiting Gallaudet in Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) action.

Game One:
Wesley scored twice in the first inning and held on for a 4-2 win in the opener.

In the first inning, Marie Elzey brought home a run with a fielder's choice and a ground ball to third off the bat of Shirelle Tingle made it 2-0. 

The Bison threatened in the top of the fifth, loading the bases against Jessica Morgan with two outs.  The senior struck out Keri Schmidt looking to end the threat, however.

Michele Mules' grounder to third brought home Elzey in the bottom of the inning to make it 3-0. 

Gallaudet scored on infield singles by Rachael Robbins and Amanda Smith in the sixth inning to make it 3-2 heading into the seventh.  Lyndsey Ellsworth tripled to lead off the bottom of the inning and scored on a single by Morgan to make it 4-2.

Morgan pitched a 1-2-3 seventh to preserve the victory.  The senior struck out 10 and scattered eight hits to pick up her third win of the season.

She also collected two hits in the game, as did Ellsworth, Street and Elzey.

Colleen Tighe took the loss, surrendering four runs on 10 hits and four walks.  Caitlin Mosholder had a pair of hits for the Bison.

Game Two:
Trailing 3-2 in the sixth, the Wolverines batted around, scoring seven runs on six hits to pull out a 9-3 win and capture their third straight win.

After Shirelle Tingle tripled and scored in the bottom of the second, Gallaudet scored three times in the top of the third to take a 3-1 lead.  Kallie Williams doubled in a run and Hower ripped a two-run double  to fuel the Bison attack.

Gallaudet put runners on second and third with one out the following inning, but Megan Street fanned Alicia Balzer and Schmidt to pitch her way out of the jam.

The Wolverines got one run back in the fifth, when Ellsworth doubled in Michele Mules to cut it to 3-2.

The following inning, Elzey knocked in Kelly Caton to tie the game with no one out.  The winning run also scored on the play, when right fielder Virginia Keeler over ran the ball, allowing Megan Street to score to make it 4-3.  An error by third baseman Colleen Caverly allowed a fifth run to score, before Wesley ripped off three straight extra base hits to break the game open.

Ellsworth doubled in Sue Goines to make it 6-3.  Morgan stroked a two-run triple and Caton followed with another three-bagger to bring in Morgan.

Street struck out two batters in the seventh to finish off the Bison.  She picked up her second win of the season, striking out eight.

Ellsworth, Caton and Elzey had two hits apiece and eight different Wesley players had hits in the game.

Owens took the loss for the Bison.  She gave up all nine runs, only three of which were earned.

The wins improved Wesley to 6-20 on the season as the Wolverines completed their first CAC conference slate with a 4-8 record.  Gallaudet fell to 5-18-1 and is now 0-10 in CAC contests.

Wesley is back in action on Sunday, April 13, when the Wolverines travel to Rutgers Camden for a non-conference doubleheader. 

Wesley/Gallaudet Start Time Changed - Apr 10, 2008

DOVER, Del. - The start time for the Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) softball doubleheader between Wesley College and visiting Gallaudet University has been pushed back to 4:00 PM.  The games will still be played on Friday, April 11 at Wesley's DuPont Field.

Wesley Splits with Widener - Apr 09, 2008

DOVER, Del. - A two-run single by Marie Elzey in the third inning of game two broke a 1-1 tie and lifted Wesley College to a 3-1 win and a split against visiting Widener University.

Game One:
Widener scored four times in the fifth to capture a 10-2 win over Wesley in game one. 

Leading 6-0, Rachel O'Leary, Meg Phillips and Christine Bradley all had run scoring hits in the fifth inning to extend the lead to 10-0.

In the bottom of the inning, Wesley battled back with a pair of scores on a two-run double by Kelly Caton, but could get no closer.

Caton had two hits in the game for the Wolverines.

Stephanie Caulford had two hits and scored three times for the Pride.

Game Two:
Widener tied the game at 1-1 in the top of the third, but Elzey stroked a two-run single with two outs in the bottom half of the frame to lead Wesley to a 3-1 win.

Elzey was also stellar inside the pitching circle for the Wolverines, holding the Pride to just two runs through six innings, scattering eight hits.  Jessica Morgan pitched a 1-2-3 seventh for the save.

Wesley took a 1-0 lead in the first on an RBI triple by Caton that scored Lyndsey Ellsworth.  The Pride tied it two innings later when Trina Menta scored on a ground out.

After Elzey's two-run base hit to help her own cause, Widener got a run back in the top of the fourth on a triple by O'Leary.

Widener put runners on second and third in the sixth with no one out, but Elzey induced a fielder's choice to cut down Steph Connolley at home.  The senior then notched her fourth strikeout of the game and got a pop up for the final out to pitch her way out of the jam.

Caton had her second two-hit game of the afternoon.

O'Leary led all players with three hits.  Connelley had two hits in the game.

Mallory Meyer took the loss, allowing two earned runs over six innings.  She struck out five and allowed seven hits.

The win snapped a seven game losing streak.  Wesley improved to 4-20 on the year, while Widener dropped to 19-9.

The Wolverines are back in action on Friday, April 11 when Gallaudet visits DuPont Field.

Softball Drops Two at Eastern - Apr 08, 2008

ST. DAVIDS, Pa. - A two-out, two-run single in the bottom of the eighth inning ruined Wesley's chance for a split as Eastern swept a non-conference doubleheader from the Wolverines.  Wesley fell 10-0 in game one, but battled for a 3-2 loss in eight innings in the second game. 

Game One:
Rachel Weis tossed a five hit shutout as Eastern won 10-0 in game one. 

A five-run second inning put the game out of reach for Wesley. 

Megan Street had two of Wesley's five hits.  Marie Elzey took the loss, but only four of the 10 runs she allowed were earned.  She struck out three.

Weis struck out three and did not walk a batter to pick up her fifth win of the season.

Karen Hertzog went 2-for-3 and drove in three runs for Eastern.

Game Two:
Weis stroked a two-run, walkoff single in the eighth to give the Eagles the sweep with a 3-2 win. 

Jessica Morgan had knocked in Lyndsey Ellsworth in the top of the inning to break a 1-1 tie, but in the bottom half, Elise Murante was placed on second and Val Heffline singled.  After Heffline stole second, Morgan got a pair of Eastern batters to fly out.  But Weis singled home the game-tying and winning runs with two outs.

Prior to the eighth, neither team had scored since each squad picked up a run in the first inning.  Wesley's Street doubled in Kelly Caton in the top of the inning for a 1-0 Wolverine lead.  Alissa Brubaker tied the game in the bottom of the inning when she singled and scored on a passed ball.

Morgan took the loss despite allowing just three runs in 7.2 innings, striking out four.

Ashley Lewis was the winning pitcher, striking out nine in eight innings.

Street turned in her second two-hit game of the afternoon.  Morgan and Shirelle Tingle also had two hits in the second game for Wesley.

Megan Favazza had three hits for the Eagles.

Wesley dropped to 3-19 on the year.  Eastern improved to 11-13.

The Wolverines host Widener on Wednesday, April 9 in a non-conference doubleheader.

Arcadia Contests Postponed - Apr 06, 2008

DOVER, Del. - Due to precipitation overnight in the Dover, Delaware area, the non-conference softball doubleheader between Arcadia and Wesley College at DuPont Field has been postponed. 

No make up date has been announced at this time.

Softball drops two to York - Apr 05, 2008

Dover, DE - - - The Wesley College Women's Softball team dropped a home field double header to Capital Athletic Conference mates York College of Pennsylvania 5-0, 13-3. Wesley (3-17, 2-8) continues to struggle in their first season in the CAC.

In the first game, York (15-5, 6-0 CAC) scored one run a piece in the 1st, 4th, and 6th innings, and added two runs in the 5th by using good base running, including 7 stolen bases. York's Andrea Tombesi hit a solo homerun in the 4th inning to help the Spartans to the win. Megan Mickles earned the win, with the save going to Nicole Kerfoot.

Wesley's Megan Street pitched a complete game giving up 5 runs (5 earned) on 9 hits, with 2 walks and 6 strike outs in the loss.

In the second game, Wesley found some much needed offense, scoring a run in each of the first three innings. But, York continued to show their offensive power scoring 10 runs by the 4th inning on their way to the 13-3 in 5 innings.

Offensively, the Wolverines pounded out 10 hits, but left 8 on base. Pitcher Jessica Morgan went 2 for 3 from the plate, including 1 RBI when she singled in Michele Mules in the 2nd inning. Morgan also scored a run in the first inning with the RBI going to Street.

Morgan didn't fare as well in the field as York seemed to have her number scattering 12 hits, including 1 double, 4 triples and 1 inside the park home run.

Wesley host a double header against Arcadia on Sunday, April 6 beginning at 1:00 p.m.

Alvernia Sweeps Wolverines - Apr 02, 2008

DOVER, Del. -

Alverinia College swept a non-conference doubleheader from Wesley College, winning 10-0 and 12-2 in a pair of make up games at DuPont Field.

Game One:
Wesley mustered just one hit and five-run third innings put the game away as the Crusaders took the first game 10-0 in five innings.

Kelly Caton had Wesley's only hit of the game, a two-out double in the fourth inning, but was stranded at second.

The game's first batter scored the winning run.  Rhiannon Sorrentino singled and came around the bases on a pair of wild pitches and a passed ball for a 1-0 lead.

A Dina Chiapelli infield single brought home a run in the second, and a bases-loaded triple by Lauren Crimi made it 5-0 after an inning and a half.

Chiapelli drove in another run the next inning, as did Sorrentino and Crimi. 

Michelle Jensen improved to 7-2, allowing just one baserunner and striking out seven.

Marie Elzey started and took the loss.  Jessica Morgan pitched two innings of scoreless relief.

Sorrentino went 3-for-4 and scored three runs.  Crimi drove in four with a pair of base hits.  Chiapelli collected two hits, scored twice and drove in two more.

Game Two:
Sorrentino went 5-for-5 with three triples and four RBIs as the Crusaders picked up the sweep with a 12-2 win in the nightcap.

Sorrentino tripled to lead off the game and scored on a throwing error.  A Shannon Higgins base hit made it 2-0 the following inning before Sorrentino tripled and scored on a ground out by Crimi to make it 3-0 after three innings.

The score stayed that way until the sixth when Alvernia pushed three more runs across home plate.  Wesley battled back in the bottom of the inning, scoring twice to make it a 6-2 contest.  Jessica Morgan led off the inning with a double and scored on an RBI triple by Caton.  Caton then scored on a ground out by Megan Street.

In the top of the seventh, Samantha Geisinger had her second run scoring hit of the day and Higgins drove in a pair of runs with a single to make it 9-2.  Sorrentino closed the scoring with a bases loaded double to make it 12-2.

Emily Williams threw a complete game for the Crusaders.  She allowed just eight hits and struck out seven.

Morgan took the loss, pitching all seven innings.  She also struck out seven.  At the plate, she had two of Wesley's eight hits, as did Brandy Winhauer.

Michelle Kassab had three hits and scored three Alvernia runs.

Wesley returns to action on Saturday when York (Pa.) visits DuPont Field for a Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) doubleheader at noon.

Alvernia and Rutgers Camden Games Postponed - Apr 01, 2008

DOVER, Del. - The non-conference softball match up between Wesley College and Alvernia College scheduled for Tuesday, April 1 at DuPont Field has been postponed due to inclement weather.  Additionally, the Wolverines non-conference twinbill at Rutgers-Camden on Thursday, April 3 has also been pushed back.

The make up date for the Rutgers-Camden contests is Saturday, April 13 at 1:00 PM.

No reschedule date has been announced at this time for the Alvernia contests.

Street Powers Wesley to Split with Villa Julie - Mar 30, 2008

DOVER, Del. - Megan Street clubbed a three-run home run and drove in a career-high six runs as Wesley defeated Villa Julie 14-8 in the second game of a Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) doubleheader.  The Mustangs won the first game, 5-3.

Game One:
Villa Julie scored four times in the first two innings and held on to take the first game, 5-3. 

Liz Penniman had an RBI single in the first and a two-run double in the top of the second as the Mustangs jumped ahead 4-0.

Wesley scored once in the bottom of the fourth on a fielder's choice to cut it to 4-1.  Villa Julie got the run back on an RBI single by Sam Rice in the top of the fifth, but the Wolverines rallied in the bottom of the frame.

Lyndsey Ellsworth and Marie Elzey stroked run scoring singles in the inning, but could get no closer than 5-3 the rest of the way.

Street took the loss in game one, allowing four earned runs over seven innings. 

Brandy Winhauer collected three hits in the contest.

Sarah Moelter picked up the win for Villa Julie, pitching the first five innings.  Michelle January came on in relief to earn the save.

Game Two:
A four-run fifth inning broke a 4-4 tie and lifted Wesley to a 14-8 win in the nightcap. 

Shirelle Tingle doubled in the winning run and Street capped the frame with her first career homer, a three-run shot to right center. 

The Mustangs scored three times in the sixth, however, to cut it to 8-7 before Wesley tacked on six in the bottom half to put the game away.

Street added an RBI single in the inning, as did Ellsworth and Michele Mules. 

The game started out much like the opener, as Villa Julie scored three times in the top of the first.  In the bottom of the inning Ellsworth tripled and scored on a Mules ground out to cut it to 3-1.

Wesley tied the game the following inning, on an RBI single by Street and an Ellsworth ground out that brought home Tingle.

Street drove home Marie Elzey in the third to put the Wolverines ahead 4-3, but Villa Julie got an RBI triple from Lindsey Mueller in the fifth to tie it up.

Street went a perfect 4-for-4 in the game, driving in six with her homer and three singles, all of which scored runs.

Tingle, Ellsworth and Jessica Morgan had three hits apiece.  Tingle and Elzey scored three times each.

Morgan picked up the win, tossing a complete game and struck out six.

Wesley improved to 3-13 overall and 2-6 in the CAC.  Villa Julie stands at 6-8 on the year and 1-5 in the conference.

The Wolverines host Alvernia on April 1 at 3:30 PM in non-conference action.

Villa Julie Doubleheader Changed to Noon - Mar 28, 2008

DOVER, Del. -  The Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) softball doubleheader has been changed to a 12:00 PM start, instead of 1:00 PM.

Wolverines Swept at Salisbury - Mar 25, 2008

SALISBURY, Md. - The Wesley College softball team dropped a pair of five inning finals to Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) rival Salisbury, losing 9-1 and 17-0 in a conference doubleheader.

Game One:
Lyndsey Ellsworth went 3-for-3, but multi-run outputs by Salisbury in the first three innings took control of the game as the Sea Gulls picked up the 9-1 win.

Wesley took a 1-0 lead in the first.  Ellsworth singled, Jessica Morgan reached on an error and Kaitlyn Mann walked to load the bases with two outs.  Brandy Winhauer followed with and RBI single to put Wesley on the board.

After the Sea Gulls tied the game on the first of four Wesley errors, Stacey Malarkey drove in a pair to give the Sea Gulls the win.

After a three-run first, Salisbury added three more in the second and two in the third to jump out to an 8-1 lead.  The Sea Gulls scored once in the bottom of the fifth to end the game.

Jessica Morgan took the loss, allowing all nine runs, six earned, on eight hits and three walks.

Stacy Davis scattered five hits and struck out six Wesley batters for the win.

Kelly Waskewicz and Ali Ritter each homered and had two hits for Salisbury.

Game Two:
After getting Kelly Waskewicz to ground out, nine straight Salisbury batters reached base as the Sea Gulls hung eight first inning runs on Wesley on their way to a 17-0 win.

Megan Street singled in the fifth to break up a no-hit bid by Kortni Pedlow and Kim Ruppert. 

Waskewicz finished 3-for-4 with a homer and four RBIs for Salisbury.  The shortstop fell just a double short of the cycle.

Marie Elzey allowed eight runs, seven earned, in one inning.  Street came on in relief and allowed nine runs on eight hits and a pair of walks.

Pedlow picked up the win with four innings of no-hit ball, striking out five.

Wesley looks to get back in the win column on Sunday, March 30 with a CAC doubleheader at home against Villa Julie.

Wesley/Washington Softball Suspended - Mar 19, 2008

DOVER, Del. - Heavy rains in the Dover, Delaware area forced the softball doubleheader between Washington College and Wesley College to be suspended.  The game was in the top of the fifth with two outs and the Wolverines trailing 5-1.  The game will be resumed from that point if a rescheduling date can be mutually agreed upon.

Swarthmore Game Postponed - Mar 18, 2008

DOVER, Del. - The non-conference softball doubleheader between Wesley College and Swarthmore originally scheduled for March 20 has been postponed.  No make up date has been selected.

Randolph Macon Takes Two From Wesley - Mar 16, 2008


Wesley dropped a pair of games to Randolph Macon in non-conference action, losing 8-2 and 13-0.  The Yellow Jackets ran their winning streak to 12 games with the wins.

Game One:
Wesley trailed just 3-2 before a five-run fifth by Randolph Macon broke the game open.

The Wolverines got on the board in the top of the first when Marie Elzey scored on an error by the centerfielder and Wesley led 1-0.  The Yellow Jackets got a pair of runs in the bottom of the inning, on a sacrifice fly and a wild pitch, to take a 2-1 lead. 

An RBI single by Megan Street tied the score in the top of the fourth, scoring Jessica Morgan to make it a 2-2 ballgame.  Randolph Macon answered immediatey with a run in the bottom of the inning to reclaim the the lead, then added five more the following inning to put the game away.

Marie Elzey took the loss to fall to 0-5.  She allowed six earned runs on 10 hits and one walk.

For the Yellow Jackets, Christi Wise started for in the circle and went four innings, allowing just three hits and two runs.  Katie Raulerson earned the save by tossing the final three innings, allowing just one hit and striking out six.

Game Two:
Randolph Macon scored five runs before Wesley recorded an out in the first to cruise to a 13-0 win in five innings.

Jessica Morgan went 3-fo-3 in the loss, but the rest of the lineup managed just four hits.

The Yellow Jackets' first six batters all reached base and Randolph Macon claimed a 6-0 lead after one inning of play.  Paige Smith clubbed a three-run homer the following inning to put Wesley in a 9-0 hole.

Becky Clark tossed the complete game shutout for Randolph Macon. 

Megan Street took the loss, allowing nine runs in three innings.  Lyndsey Ellsworth allowed four runs in an inning of relief.

Wesley dropped to 2-10 on the season, while the Yellow Jackets are now 13-3.

The Wolverines open their home schedule on Wednesday, March 19 at 2:30 PM, when Washington (Md.) College visits DuPont Field.

Wesley Swept By Mary Washington - Mar 15, 2008


Wesley dropped a pair of Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) softball games as Mary Washington took 9-1 and 13-0 finals from the Wolverines in a doubleheader.

Game One:
Wesley jumped out to a 1-0 lead after the top of the first, but Mary Washington scored nine unanswered runs after that for a 9-1 victory.

With runners on the corners and two outs, Kaitlyn Mann singled home Lyndsey Ellsworth and the Wolverines took a 1-0 lead.  The Eagles scored twice in the bottom half of the inning to take a 2-1 lead they would not surrender.

After an error and a groundout in the fourth inning extended it to 4-1, Kaitlin Petrella clubbed a two-run homer to make it 6-1 and cap a four-run inning.  Cathy Hull had an RBI triple as part of a three-run fifth as the Eagles jumped ahead 9-1.

Marie Elzey took the loss, but just two of the nine runs she allowed were earned.  She allowed six hits and walked one.

Michele Mules went 2-for-2 in the loss.

Kirsten Rowell held Wesley to just one run on five hits and a walk.  She struck out five to earn the win.

Game Two:
Kirsten Rowell took the rubber again in game two for Mary Washington, and tossed a two-hit shutout as Mary Washington earned the sweep with a 13-0 win over Wesley. 

Rowell struck out seven to pick up her second win of the day.

The Eagles scored four times in the bottom of the first and never looked back.  Kaitlin Petrella capped the game with a grand slam to start the scoring in a seven-run fourth inning that put the game away.

Ashley Sifer had a pair of hits and scored three times for Mary Washington.  Cathy Hull was 2-for-2 with a double and scored twice.  Sarah Axelson also had two hits in the win.

Lyndsey Ellsworth and Kaitlin Mann each singled for Wesley.

Megan Street took the loss.  She allowed all 13 runs, 10 earned, on 12 hits and four walks. 

Wesley dropped to 2-8 overall and 1-3 in the CAC.  Mary Washington improved to 13-8 and 2-0.

The Wolverines are back in action on Sunday, March 16 when they travel to Randolph Macon for a 1:00 PM doubleheader.

Wesley Earns Split in First Ever CAC Games - Mar 11, 2008

FREDERICK, Md. - Wesley dropped a dramatic 2-1 final in the opener, but rebounded for a 5-2 win in the nightcap at Hood in the Wolverines first Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) softball games in school history.  Wesley moved to 2-6 overall and 1-1 in the CAC, while the Blazers are 2-4 overall and also 1-1 in the conference.

Game One:
Lyndsey Ellsworth scored on a Kelly Caton single to break a scoreless tie in the top of the seventh, but Hood scored twice in the bottom of the inning to take a 2-1 final.

Neither team scored through the first six innings of play.  Marie Elzey led off the top of the seventh with a single and Ellsworth reached on an error.  With the two on second and third, Jessica Morgan hit into fielder's choice as Elzey got gunned down at the plate.  Caton followed with her third hit of the game, an infield single, that scored Ellsworth.  After the Wolverines loaded the bases, Megan Street hit into another fielder's choice that resulted in Morgan being forced out at home.

Kate Hassell and Sam Smith led off the bottom of the inning with singles.  After an error loaded the bases, Katherine Law singled to left field to tie the game and Smith came home on an overthrow for the winning run.

Street took the loss, allowing just one earned run in six innings.  She scattered eight hits and a walk, striking out four.

Jamie Gardner earned the win, allowing 10 hits and fanning eight.

In addition to Caton's three hits, Morgan, Shirelle Tingle and Brandy Winhauer had two each for Wesley.

Game Two:
Marie Elzey and Kelly Caton had run scoring singles in the seventh as Wesley broke open a 2-1 game to take a 5-2 win in the second game for the first CAC win in school history.

A Lyndsey Ellsworth RBI base hit in the third and another by Brandy Winhauer in the fourth put the Wolverines ahead 2-0.  After the Blazers got a run back in the fifth to cut it to 2-1, the Wesley offense responded in the seventh.

Elzey drove home catcher Kaitlin Mann with one out and later scored, along with Ellsworth on a two-run single by Caton. 

Hood brought the tying run to the plate with two outs in the bottom of the inning before Mann picked off Ashley Lenhart at first to end the game.

Jessica Morgan notched the win with a complete game seven-hitter.  She struck out six and walked one.

Jamie Gardner started again for Hood and game two and took the loss.  She tossed the first three innings, allowing one run. 

The games were the first for Wesley as a member of the Capital Athletic Conference after spending the previous 10 seasons as members of the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference.

The Wolverines continue CAC play on March 15 with a doubleheader at Mary Washington.

Wesley Starts 2008 With Pair of Losses - Mar 03, 2008

CLERMONT, Fla. - The Wesley College softball team opened the 2008 season with a pair of losses.  Lebanon Valley topped the Wolverines 6-0 and Division II Ohio Valley (W.Va.) won an 11-3 final.

Marie Elzey took the loss against Lebanon Valley, while Megan Street took the loss against the Fighting Scots, despite a solo home run from Jessica Morgan.

Wesley gets a chance for revenge on March 4, when the Wolverines play the two teams again.  The Wolverines take on the Flying Dutchmen at 11:30 a.m., with a tilt with Ohio Valley following at 1:30 p.m.

Short Named Senior Women's Administrator - Feb 01, 2008

DOVER, Del. - Longtime Wesley College field hockey and softball coach Tracey Short has added another title, as she will now fill the role of Senior Women's Administrator for Wolverine Athletics, Executive Director of Sports & Recreation Mike Drass announced. 

Short will assume the duties effective immediately, replacing Elise Coar.  Coar will now focus solely on coaching the women's tennis team at Wesley.

"We are very excited to have Tracey fill this position," Drass noted.  "She brings a great deal of knowledge and experience to a very important role."

Short has been the head coach of the Wesley field hockey team since 1995 and has posted 11 consecutive years of at least 11 wins.  She has also led the Wolverines on the softball diamond since 1997, winning 185 games.  Between the two posts, Coach Short has won 357 total games.

Short's 2007 field hockey team went 12-5 overall and posted a 4-2 mark in its first year in the Capital Athletic Conference (CAC).  The Wolverines' 2008 softball schedule opens on March 1 during the team's spring break trip to Florida.