CLERMONT, Fla. - The Wesley College Softball team split a pair of tough games in The Spring Games down in Clermont, Fla. on Wednesday night falling 3-1 to Meredith College before rebounding with an 11-3 victory over Penn State Brandywine.
In game one, Lindsay Siok tossed a quality six innings but was outdueled by Meredith's Lauren Mabrey. The Wolverines were held to just one run on five hits. Siok allowed three earned runs on seven hits. Siok was outstanding, but allowed three runs on four hits in the third. Aside from that frame, the held the Avenging Angels scoreless.
Samantha Burns had two hits and a stolen base while Breanna Hartman scored the Wolverines' only run. The score came in the top of the sixth. Wesley was attempting to mount a rally when Hartman and Nina Marcano put together back-to-back hits to get runners in scoring position with no outs. Three batters later Hartman scored on an error, but that was the only offense Wesley could muster, falling 3-1.
In game two, the Wolverine bats came alive. Eight different Wolverines combined to register 14 hits to score 11 runs as they knocked the ball around. Burns and Morgan Seymour each went 3-for-3 in the game and Megan DiRubbio recorded her first career college hit. Hartman went 2-for-4 with four RBI while Marcano went 2-for-3 with three RBI.
Sydney Botsch twirled a five-inning complete game to get her first collegiate win. The freshman allowed three runs on four hits and struck out eight batters, the most in a single game by a Wesley pitcher this season.
The Wolverines continue their fun in the sun when they take on Newbury College on Thursday at 3:00 p.m.