Pardo Pitches a Complete Game Shutout as Softball Defeats Bethany College 1-0, but Falls to Ursinus College, 6-4

Photo by Jonas Powell '18
Photo by Jonas Powell '18

CLERMONT, Fla. - The Wesleyan University softball team continued their spring break trip by splitting another pair of games as they were defeated by Ursinus 6-4 in the first game, but the Cardinals rebounded behind a spectacular pitching performance by Su Pardo '16, who shut out Bethany College (WV) in the Cardinals' 1-0 victory.

RECORDS
Wesleyan: 2-2
Ursinus: 4-4
Bethany College (WV): 4-4

GAME ONE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Wesleyan got out to an early 2-0 lead, scoring two runs in the top of the first inning on a Julie McDonald '18 single. 
  • The Cardinals held a 4-2 lead heading into the bottom of the sixth inning, when the Bears offense put together a four run inning to give them a 6-4 lead. 
  • Wesleyan would get two runners on in the top of the seventh, but they were unable to get any runs across as Ursinus held onto win 6-4.
  • Amanda Roosa '16 went 3-4 for the Cardinals knocking in two runs, while McDonald went 2-3 with two RBIs.
  • Brittany Gasser went 1-3 in the game with two RBIs, and Zoe Heinke also knocked in two runs for the Bears. 

GAME TWO HIGHLIGHTS

  • Pardo pitched a complete game shutout for the Cardinals, surrendering only six hits while striking out six and walking none. 
  • Wesleyan scored the lone run in the game in the bottom of the fifth inning on a Roosa sacrifice fly which scored Olivia Gorman '19 who singled to lead off the inning and advanced to third on two sacrifice bunts. 
  • Kayla Kelly went 2-3 with a double for the Bison on the afternoon. 
UP NEXT
  • The Cardinals are back in action tomorrow as they take on Emmanuel College at 5 pm.m and Arcadia University at 7 p.m.