SALISBURY, Md. – Wesley College's 11-game winning streak came to an end at the hands of No. 2 Salisbury University on Wednesday afternoon. The Wolverines fall to 16-3 on the year while the Sea Gulls, who were victorious, 8-2 in game one and 7-0 in the nightcap, move to 14-1.
Wesley held a 1-0 lead in the opener after three innings when Morgan Seymour beat out an infield single to drive in Samantha Mahoski. Mahoski was hit by a pitch with one out earlier in the frame and reached third on back-to-back sacrifices by Breanna Hartman and Steph Caracozza.
Salisbury responded with three runs in the fourth on a controversial call as umpires overruled a foul ball to make it a three-run home run.
Wesley did not go down gently as it threatened in every inning but unfortunately were not unable to capitalize on enough opportunities. The Sea Gulls added two more runs in the fifth and three in the sixth to take a 8-1 lead into the seventh.
Kayla Fromal added another run for the Wolverines in their final at-bat after back-to-back Sea Gulls errors, a sacrifice bunt by Hartman and a wild pitch.
Seymour went 2-for-4 in the opener while Lauren Hoffman also connected for a base hit. Hartman was credited with sacrifices on all three of her plate appearances.
Rachel Johnson struck out 12 Wolverines in the victory.
The Sea Gulls never trailed in game two and held Wesley to just two hits off the bats of Tiarra Maddox and Fromal. Four Wesley errors contributed to the Salisbury victory as SU's Annah Brittingham improved to 5-0 in the circle.
Wesley is on the road for a 1 pm CAC doubleheader at Penn State Harrisburg on Saturday, March 28 and at York (Pa.) the following day at 12 pm.