Wesley closes out Myrtle Beach trip with doubleheader sweep

Wesley closes out Myrtle Beach trip with doubleheader sweep

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – The Wesley College softball team wrapped up their spring break trip to Myrtle Beach on Friday with a pair of wins over Hilbert and Anna Maria.

Wesley walked off using the run-rule in the sixth inning with a 10-2 victory over the Hilbert Hawks.

Wesley started off the day scoring three runs in the first and second innings. After a leadoff walk and a stolen base by Megan DiRubbio, Ashley Royer drove her home with a double to right field. Nina Marcano followed with a single to right to score Royer. Marcano came around to score following an error by the shortstop. In the second inning, DiRubbio and Lindsay Siok scored on an error by the center fielder. Then, Marcano plated Samantha Burns on a sacrifice fly to center field

Casey Beall came across to score on a wild pitch in the third inning to give Wesley a 7-0 advantage over Hilbert.

Hilbert cut the Wesley lead to 7-2 in the sixth when Rebecca Bailey hit a two-run single to center field but Weskey responded in a big way in the bottom of sixth inning. Marcano crushed a three-run home run to right field to initiate the run-rule.

Marcano and Royer combined to drive in eight of the 10 runs that Wesley scored in game one.

Siok earned her sixth win of the season in four innings of work. Allison Mills pitched the fifth and sixth frames allowing only two unearned runs.

Wesley was paced by a three-run first and a two-run fifth innings in their 5-1 win over the Anna Maria Amcats in the second game of the doubleheader.

After Burns reached on a fielding error at second base, Marcano knocked a triple to center field to score Burns all the way from first. Royer then followed with a double to center to score Marcano. Two batters later, Lauren Hoffman plated Royer on a single to left field to give Wesley the early 3-0 lead.

Anna Maria did tally a run in the top of the fifth but Wesley put up two runs in the bottom half of the inning. Burns kicked the scoring off in the inning when she scored on a wild pitch. Devin Mackay brought Marcano home with a single to left field.

Lily Engel struck out seven in a complete game for Wesley.

Eight of the nine starters for Wesley registered a hit in the win.

The Wolverines (10-2) will be back in action on Tuesday, March 14 when they host the Immaculata Mighty Macs at DuPont Softball Field. First pitch of the non-conference twin bill is scheduled for 3 p.m.