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Seven Runs in the Fifth Inning Propel Wesleyan Past No. 12 Rowan 8-2

Kendall Carr hit a triple in the fifth to solidify the Cardinal win (Stan Godlewski).
Kendall Carr hit a triple in the fifth to solidify the Cardinal win (Stan Godlewski).

CLERMONT, Fla. – The Wesleyan softball team utilized seven runs in the fifth inning to cruise to an 8-2 victory over No. 12 Rowan on Friday evening. The game was called after five innings due to rain and the Cardinal's second game of the day against Western New England was postponed. Wesleyan is back in action on Sunday when it takes on Clarkson at 11:45 a.m., before playing McDaniel at 2:00 p.m.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Rowan opened the scoring in the first when Jesse DeDomenico touched home, before Christina Guarino hit a sacrifice fly to left field to drive in Cassandra Gerard for the 2-0 advantage.
  •  Wesleyan got one run back in the bottom of the third to cut the deficit to 2-1. A sacrifice bunt by Olivia Gorman advanced runners to second and third, before Alexis Campbell crossed the plate on a single down the left line by Marina Williams.
  • The Cardinals exploded for seven runs on four hits in the bottom of the fifth and never looked back. With two outs and runners on first and third, Kendall Mancuso walked to load the bases. Three-straight singles from Brenna Monroe, Sophia Sciarappa and Danielle Rinaldi plated three runs, as Wesleyan took a 5-2 lead. Later, a walk by Courtney Collins-Pisano loaded the bases, before a triple to right center by Kendall Carr sealed the victory, driving in all three runners for the 8-2 final.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

  • Monroe earned the win in relief for the Cardinals, giving up just one hit in one inning.
  • Carr went 2-3 with a triple and three RBI, while Marina Williams, Sciarappa, Rinaldi and Monroe all had one hit and one RBI.
  • DeDomenico suffered the loss for the Profs, allowing seven runs on six hits over four innings of work.