Neel's Complete Game Highlights Softball's Split with Immaculata

Neel's Complete Game Highlights Softball's Split with Immaculata

DOVER, Del. – The Wesley College softball team split a doubleheader on Saturday with the Immaculata Mighty Macs in a make-up of their originally scheduled doubleheader on Tuesday that was postponed due to snow.

Wesley couldn't get the bats going in the first game, falling 5-1 to Immaculata.

Megan DiRubbio knocked in the lone run of the game on an RBI single to left-center field to score Amanda Curry.

Curry, DiRubbio and Ashley Royer all tallied hits in the loss.

Dori Loukopoulos struck out four batters in 5.1 innings of work. Abbey Mayse only allowed two hits and held Immaculata scoreless in 1.2 innings of relief.

Wesley bounced back in game two to pick up the 4-1 win over Immaculata for the doubleheader split

Immaculata jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the first inning, but Wesley would answer in the third inning when Brandi Dalious launched a two-run shot to left-center field, her fourth of the season, to give Wesley a 2-1 lead.

An inning later, Wesley would double their lead to 3-1 when Brooke Retkowski brought home Karina Cardona on an RBI single up the middle.

Curry added an insurance run for Wesley in the sixth inning when she cracked an RBI double into the right-center gap, which plated Allison Mills all the way from first.

Offensively, Cardona, Dalious and Retkowski each had multi-hit games for the Wolverines. DiRubbio, Retkowski and Curry each collected a stolen base in the game two victory.

Juli Neel notched her first collegiate win with a complete-game effort on the mound. She sat down five batters while only giving up one earned run.

The Wolverines (10-5) will hit the road this Tuesday, March 27 when they travel to Media, Pa. to take on the Penn State-Brandywine Lions. First pitch of the doubleheader is set for 3 p.m.