Softball Sweeps Juniata, Awaits Possible ECAC Tournament Selection

Softball Sweeps Juniata, Awaits Possible ECAC Tournament Selection

DOVER, Del. – Wesley College's softball team closed out its historic regular season with a doubleheader sweep of Juniata College on Sunday afternoon at DuPont Softball Field.  Blanking the Eagles, 4-0, in the opener, before taking game two, 3-1, the Wolverines now stand at 23-12 overall and will await the selections for the ECAC Tournament on May 4.

Lindsay Siok (10-9) tossed six scoreless innings, allowing just four hits while striking out five in game one before Destiny Davis closed the door on Juniata in the seventh.  Breanna Hartman also came through with some clutch hitting, going 3-for-3 at the plate while driving in all four of Wesley's runs.  Siok also went 2-for-3 at the plate with a pair of runs scored.

After allowing the first two runners of the game to reach on singles, Siok retired the next 13 Eagles she faced before Brooke Walls reached on an error with two outs in the fifth.  Siok regrouped to get through the frame and left a pair of runners stranded in the sixth before Davis retired the side in the seventh to seal the win.

Wesley was able to give Siok some run support with two runs in both the fourth and sixth innings.  Devin Mackay started the fourth with a one-out walk and got to third as Siok helped her own cause with a single followed by a walk issued to Samantha Mahoski.  Hartman then laced a single down the right field line to score both Mackay and Siok.

Two innings later, Hartman came through once again with a pair of runners in scoring position.  Casey Beall and Siok led off the frame with back-to-back singles but Beall was forced out at third on a fielder's choice.  A groundout by Mahoski moved Siok to third and Kayla Fromal to second before Hartman found the gap in the left center for a two-run double.

Lily Engel (11-3) allowed an unearned run over six innings in the nightcap before Davis pitched a 1-2-3 seventh inning to get her first career save.

Mahoski gave Engel a brief 1-0 led with a sacrifice fly in the second inning but Juniata tied it up with a run in the top of the third.  Wesley went scoreless in its half of the third but Fromal drove in Tiarra Maddox with an RBI single in the fourth to give the Wolverines back the lead.

In need of more insurance, the Navy & White put one more run on the board in the sixth as Hartman delivered once again with an RBI single, scoring Sarah Saunders who went a perfect 3-for-3 in game two.