Bats come alive in doubleheader sweep over DelVal

Bats come alive in doubleheader sweep over DelVal

DOVER, Del. – The Wesley College softball team scored 19 runs in their doubleheader sweep on Sunday over the Delaware Valley Aggies.

DelVal scored first in the first inning but Wesley proceeded to score nine unanswered runs in their 9-1 five inning run-rule win over DelVal in the opener of the doubleheader.

A three-run third inning gave Wesley the lead over DelVal. Samantha Burns plated Brooke Retkowski on a RBI single down the left field line. Nina Marcano followed with a double to right field to score Megan DiRubbio. Devin Mackay then brought Marcano home with a single to left center.

Wesley added a run in the fourth inning on a RBI bunt single with runners in scoring position by DiRubbio which Lindsay Siok scored from third.

Wesley tallied five runs in the fifth to initiate the run-rule. Five-straight RBIs with the bases loaded gave the Wolverines the win.

All nine Wesley starters registered a hit in the first game. DiRubbio went a perfect 3-for-3 on the day with two RBIs and a run scored. Burns, Devin Mackay and Ashley Royer each went 2-for-4 with a RBI while Siok and Retkowski scored twice for the Wolverines.

Siok pitched five innings for the win in the first game. Siok struck out two batters while giving up four hits and an earned run. Siok also retired the last 13 batters she faced.

Wesley came back in the sixth inning to earn the 10-8 win over DelVal in the second half of the doubleheader.

DelVal struck first with three runs in the first inning but Wesley cut their early lead to 3-2 in the first. After a Burns' leadoff single and a stolen base, Marcano tripled her home with a shot to right center field. Mackay brought Marcano home on a RBI groundout.

Wesley tied the game at three in the third inning when Marcano stole third and scored on a throwing error by the DelVal catcher.

Three Wesley runs in the fifth gave the Wolverines the lead 8-5. Mackay smacked a double to left center to plated Marcano and Burns. Two batters later, Lauren Hoffman plated Mackay on a RBI single to left field.

DelVal did regain the lead behind a five-run sixth inning but Wesley powered ahead in the bottom half of the sixth to take the 10-8 lead.

Wesley loaded the bases with no outs when Mackay hit a grounder to first base. DiRubbio beat the throw home for the first run of the sixth. Royer then singled up the middle to bring home Marcano and Burns. Hoffman followed with a single of her own that Mackay crossed home on an error by the right fielder.

DelVal did bring the tying run to the plate in the seventh but Siok got through the inning with no runs scored.

Marcano went 4-for-4 with four runs scored, three stolen bases and a RBI in the nightcap. Burns, Royer and Hoffman each registered a 3-for-4 at the plate. Burns added three runs scored while Royer recorded two RBI. DiRubbio also tallied multiple hits in the win.

Siok earned her second win of the day in relief of Lily Engel.

The Wolverines (12-8) continue this non-conference stretch on Tuesday when they hit the road to face the Arcadia Knights. First pitch of the doubleheader starts at 4 p.m.