Softball Splits Florida Games; Fall to No. 21 Wisc.-Whitewater 10-6, Defeat Babson 6-1

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

THE BASICS: 

Score:  No. 21 Wisconsin-Whitewater 10, Wesleyan 6; Wesleyan 6, Babson 1
Records: Wesleyan (2-4); No. 21 Wisconsin-Whitewater (3-0); Babson (2-2)
Location: Clermont, Fla.
Date: March 18th
Time: 9 a.m. / 2:00 p.m.
The Lead: The Wesleyan University softball team suffered an extra-inning loss to No. 21 Wisconsin-Whitewater, 10-6, but rebounded to defeat Babson, 6-1, as it continued its spring break trip in Florida on Saturday afternoon. 

GAME ONE HIGHLIGHTS:

  • The Cardinals opened up the scoring in the bottom of the second as Kendall Carr '19 scored on an error.
  • Rielly Wieners '18 would homer in the bottom of the third to give Wesleyan a 2-0 advantage.
  • Olivia Gorman '19 would score on an Izzy Linzer '17 ground ball to put the Cardinals ahead by three in the bottom of the fourth. Wieners would double home two more runs to make the score 5-0.
  • The Warhawks would get to within two runs in the top of the fifth on a 2-run single from Caitlin Catino and an RBI groundout from Haley Morelli.
  • Wisconsin-Whitewater would tie the game in the top of the seventh as Catino doubled to score Mallory Klotz, and would later score to even the score at five.
  • The Warhawks would score five in the top of the eighth inning to give them a 10-5 lead.
  • A sacrifice fly by Christina Zaccardi '17 would bring Wesleyan to within four, but that's as close as it would get, as Wisconsin-Whitewater would claim the 10-6 win. 

GAME TWO HIGHLIGHTS:

  • The Cardinals would open up a 3-0 lead in the top of the second thanks to RBI singles from Carr, Gorman and Linzer.
  • Babson would get on the board in the bottom of the inning as Alex Corrigan would single home Samantha Smith to make the score 3-1.
  • Jamie Hom '17 would give Wesleyan a three run lead in the top of the fifth with an RBI single. Hayley Lipson '20 would follow with an RBI to make the score 5-1.
  • In the top of the sixth Julie McDonald '18 would single home Carr to give the Cardinals a five run lead at 6-1.
  • Wesleyan would hold the Beavers scoreless and claim the 6-1 victory.

UP NEXT:

  • The Cardinals return to the field tomorrow, March 19th as they will face MCLA at 9 a.m. and Union at 11:30 a.m.

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