Softball Drops Pair of CAC Nailbiters at Penn State Harrisburg

Softball Drops Pair of CAC Nailbiters at Penn State Harrisburg

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Wesley College's softball team dropped a pair of Capital Athletic Conference games at Penn State Harrisburg on Monday afternoon.  Falling, 7-6 in the opener and 6-3 in the nightcap, the Wolverines now stand at 16-7 overall and 0-6 in the CAC while the Nittany Lions move to 11-5 on the year with a 4-2 mark in league play.

Sarah Saunders went 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles, runs scored and RBIs while Lauen Hoffman, Morgan Seymour and Devin Mackay also had a pair of hits apiece.  Mackay also drove in a pair of runs as well in the opener.

For the two games, Saunders went 4-for-8 with five RBIs and three doubles.

Lindsay Siok allowed seven runs on 14 hits in 6.1 innings of work but the Nittany Lions were able to win it in the seventh on a walkoff single.

Wesley overcame 5-0 deficit to tie the score in the top of the seventh.  The Wolverines got on the board with a run in the fourth on an RBI single by Mackay and got three more in the sixth on RBIs by Seymour, Mackay and Samantha Mahoski.

Penn State Harrisburg extended its lead back to two runs with a run in its half of the sixth but a two-run double by Saunders which scored Hoffman and Steph Caracozza tied the score at six going into the bottom of the seventh.

Game two was much different from the start as Wesley opened with a pair of runs in the first on a two-run double by Saunders.  However, the Nittany Lions scored four in the fifth and two more in the sixth off Lily Engel and Siok to take a 6-2 lead going into the top of the seventh.

Saunders drove in her third run of the nightcap with a groundout in the frame but the Navy & White was unable to overcome the four-run lead.  Saunders also made her season debut in the circle and pitched a scoreless sixth inning for Wesley.

The Wolverines will have several days off before they travel to Mary Washington for a 12 pm CAC doubleheader on Saturday, April 4.