MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – Wesley College's softball team continued to its hot-hitting and added dominant pitching in a 13-1 victory over Albertus Magnus on Thursday afternoon at the Fastpitch Dreams Spring Classic. The Wolverines improve to 7-1 on the year while the Falcons fall to 206.
Both Steph Caracozza and Lauren Hoffman had three of Wesley's 17 hits but Hoffman drove in a career-high four runs on the day. Nina Marcano, Kayla Fromal and Samantha Mahoski also drove in multiple runs for the Wolverines.
Hoffman singled in Caracozza, who tripled to lead off the game, to give Wesley the early lead but Albertus Magnus tied the score in its half of the inning. From there, it was all Wolverines who erupted for seven runs in the second inning.
Fromal and Morgan Seymour started the frame with back-to-back singles before Mahoski tripled to deep center field, easily scoring both runners. Mahoski then scored as Breanna Hartman reached on an error and she would score following a Caracozza single and a three-base knock by Hoffman.
With a 6-1 lead, Sarah Saunders extended the advantage with a sacrifice fly to score Hoffman. Following a popup with the bases empty, Tiarra Maddox got into the mix with a double and scored on Fromal's single to round out the scoring for the inning.
Wesley added another run in the fourth on a sacrifice fly and four more in the fifth with RBI singles by Hoffman and Maddox, as well as a two-run double off the bat of Marcano.
While Wesley got to the Falcons early and often, Lily Engel cruised to her fifth win of the season allowing just an unearned run on three hits while striking out two. After the first inning, Engel faced just one batter over the minimum while fanning the side in order in the second, third and fourth innings.
The Wolverines wrap up their week in Myrtle Beach on Friday, March 13 when they take on Cazenovia in a 11:30 am first pitch.