DOVER, Del. - The Wesley College Softball team took a pair of losses on Monday at the hands of Penn State Abington, dropping game one 6-5 before falling in game two 6-3.
Eight different Wolverines recorded a hit in game one, including Nina Marcano who mashed her fourth home run of the year. Lindsay Siok tossed six innings, allowing four earned runs on nine hits and striking out four Nittany Lions. Destiny Davis took the loss allowing a pair of runs in the top of the seventh.
Wesley took a 5-0 lead, scoring one run in the first inning and four more in the third. Ashley Royer drove in Samantha Burns in the first to give the Wolverines a lead and then the Navy and White strung together three hits to score four runs. Nina Marcano led off the third with a solo home run and Megan DiRubbio came home on an Abington error. Kayla Fromal came in on a single by Lauren Hoffman and Lindsay Siok capped the rally with an RBI double.
The Nittany Lions came storming back though with two runs in each of the fourth and fifth innings. In the seventh, Abington scored another two runs, capitalizing on a Wesley error to take the lead and retired the Wolverines in order in the bottom of the seventh to end the game.
In game two, Sydney Botsch tossed a complete game allowing five earned runs on nine hits while fanning nine. Burns, Seymour, Royer and Fromal each finished with two hits apiece for the Wesley offense.
The Wolverines started the game in a 4-0 hole. The squad scored their first run in the bottom of the third on an RBI single by Morgan Seymour that drove home Burns. The Wolverines loaded the bases later in the inning but couldn't push any more runs across.
The Nittany Lions added single runs in the fourth and sixth innings to take a 6-1 lead into the seventh. In their final at-bat, Wesley plated two runs to cut into the lead. Morgan Seymour started the rally with a single and Ashley Royer ripped an RBI double two batters later. Royer scored on a Fromal single and a PSU error brought the tying run to the plate. Wesley's rally came to an end though as the Nittany Lions got the last out to close the win.
The Wolverines move to 12-18 on the season and will finish their regular season with a doubleheader on Sunday, April 24 against Arcadia.