MYRTLE BEACH, SC. – The Wesley College women's softball team has had an impressive start to the 2015 season. Winning their first three games of the season, the Wolverines have out-scored their opponents 27-8.
The Wolverines opened their season on Sunday, March 8 against Principia College. Wesley would score in every inning of the game and Principia would not be able to retaliate fast enough. Nina Marcano picked up where she left off last year; batting 3 of 4 while scoring three runs, one off of a home run. Devin Mackay also had a good first game, going 3 for 4 at the plate and scoring two runs. The game would be called after five innings due to the slaughter rule as the Wolverines won 13-4 and Lily Engel took the win.
Day two of the Fastpitch Dreams Classic saw Wesley pitted against the SUNY Canton Roos for game one. Wesley got on the board first. Steph Caracozza reached on a throwing error. Morgan Seymour then drew two more errors to make her way to third base while Caracozza sprinted all the way home. The Roos caused the Wesley defense to make two errors, which led to a SUNY Canton score. The game remained at 1-1 until the Wolverines found their chance in the top of the fifth. Lauren Hoffman opened the inning with a triple to left field but was thrown out at home. The hit was the spark the Wolverines needed as the next three batters all singled, bringing Samantha Mahoski home. Seymour drew another error that would bring home Carracozza and Breanna Hartman. The Roos brought in one run in the bottom of the fifth but could not come back. Lindsay Siok led the Wolverines to the 4-2 win with four strike outs in the game.
Wesley faced the Bay Path Wildcats in Game two on Monday. No one scored in the opening inning but a single followed by a stolen base from Sarah Saunders in the top of the second, led to a Wesley run batted in by Casey Beall. Destiny Davis and Beall would both make it home to take the score to 3-0. The Wildcats rebounded with one run in the bottom of the second and then allowed no Wolverines to reach first base in the third. Saunders came back around in the fourth and scored on a passed ball after hitting a triple to open the inning. Bay Path managed another run in the bottom of the fourth to keep the score close at 5-2. The Wolverines came to life in the fifth and seventh innings, scoring three runs in each inning. The Wildcats would not score again. Saunders led the team, batting 3-4 with two RBI's, four runs scored, and a stolen base while Engel was credited with the win.
The Wolverines ended the day at 3-0. They face off against the Nittany Lions of Penn St.-Berks at 11:30 AM on Tuesday, March 10 followed by a match-up against the Baptist Bible (Pa.) Defenders at 1:30 PM.