Softball Splits Twinbill at Arcadia, Most Wins Since 2003

Softball Splits Twinbill at Arcadia, Most Wins Since 2003

GLENSIDE, Pa. - In two very different styles of games, Wesley College's softball team split a doubleheader on Monday night at Blankley Field. The Wolverines dropped the opener, 2-1, before rallying for a 13-10 win in the nightcap.  Wesley is now 18-9 on the season which is its most wins since 2003.

In the opener, the only runs Arcadia scored off starting pitcher Lindsay Siok were in the first inning and half of its four hits also came in the frame.  Unfortunately for the Wolverines, they could only score once in game one, coming on an RBI double by Breanna Hartman in the second which plated Kayla Fromal.

Siok retired 13 of the last 14 batters she faced but took the loss despite allowing just two runs on four hits while striking out four in 6.0 innings.

Wesley trailed nealry the entire game in the nightcap but overcame a 10-5 deficit after five innings to win it.  The Wolverines ate away at the lead with a pair of runs in the sixth as Steph Caracozza, who had four hits in game two, scored on a throwing errors.  Later in the inning, Nina Marcano drove in Devin Mackay with a single up the middle.

Still down by three entering its final at bat, Wesley erupted for six runs on six hits in the seventh. Back-to-back singles by Fromal and Samantha Mahoski started the inning before Hartman drove in Fromal with a single to left center.  Caracozza's single then loaded the bases before Morgan Seymour's RBI groundout.  Lauren Hoffman then reached on a fielder's choice which loaded the bases and Tiarra Maddox drove in the tying and go-ahead runs with a single up the middle, scoring both Hartman and Caracozza.

The Wolverines were still not done as Hoffman then scored on a passed ball with a new pitcher in the game and Brook Creighton singled in Maddox to give Wesley a 13-10 lead.

Siok then relieved Destiny Davis in the circle for the seventh and allowed just a walk in her first save of the season.  Davis earned her second victory of the season in relief, allowing just one earned run on three hits in 4.0 innings.

Wesley matched a season-high with 17 base hits in the nightcap.  Besides Caracozza's four-hit performance, Maddox drove in three runs on three hits while Creighton also had three hits with two RBIs.  Marcano, Mahoski and Hartman also had multi-hit efforts.

The Wolverines return to action on Wednesday, April 8 when they host Christopher Newport in a 3 pm CAC doubleheader.