Softball Wins School-Record 21st Game with CAC Split with Frostburg State

Softball Wins School-Record 21st Game with CAC Split with Frostburg State

DOVER, Del. – Wesley College's softball team set a school-record for wins in a season with a 2-1 come-from-behind victory over Frostburg State in Capital Athletic Conference action on Saturday afternoon.  The Wolverines dropped game two, 1-0, and conclude the regular season with a 21-12 overall record and a 4-10 mark in the CAC.  The Bobcats now stand at 15-8 on the year and 6-4 in league play.

Lindsay Siok had a fantastic day in the circle for Wesley, allowing no earned runs on just four hits while fanning four in the opening victory. 

Frostburg scored its only run of the game in the first inning with a two-out error coming back to haunt Wesley.  Bobcats' pitcher Hannah Tavik reached second on the two-base error and Renay Aubel singled her in to give FSU a 1-0 lead. 

Wesley got through the next three innings before tying it up with a run in the fourth.  Nina Marcano got it started with a one-out walk before back-to-back singles by Brook Creighton and Kayla Fromal loaded the bases.  Samantha Mahoski also drew a free pass which scored Marcano for the tying run. 

With the score tied at one, Siok tossed back-to-back 1-2-3 innings in the fifth and sixth before leaving a runner stranded in the seventh. 

Marcano was credited with the game-winning hit in the seventh with an infield single to the shortstop.  The shortstop made a great diving snag on the groundball and attempted to throw out Steph Caracozza, who singled to start the inning, at the plate but was too late as Wesley took game one. 

With the 2-for-2 and two walk performance in game one, Marcano extended her reaching safely streak to an impressive 11-straight plate appearances after going a perfect 7-for-7 the day before in a doubleheader sweep over Southern Virginia.

Siok also started in the circle for game two and held Frostburg scoreless through the first four innings, but unfortunately, Wesley was also held scoreless by the Bobcats' Allison Short

In the fifth, Siok retired the first two batters but gave up back-to-back singles and two-straight walks as Frostburg took a 1-0 lead.  Destiny Davis relieved Siok after 221 pitches in the two games, and retired the next batter and allowed just a walk and a hit over the final 2.1 innings. 

Short earned the win for FSU, allowing just four hits and a walk while striking out five.

Lauren Hoffman, Fromal, Mahoski and Breanna Hartman had the hits for Wesley in game two.

The Wolverines hope to earn an Eastern College Athletic Conference Tournament bid which will be announced on May 4.  The South Region Championship will be held on May 6, 9-10 at campus sites.