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Softball Splits a Pair of Contests During Spring Break

Monroe hit a double in the second game of the day (Jonas Powell '18).
Monroe hit a double in the second game of the day (Jonas Powell '18).

CLERMONT, Fla. – The Wesleyan softball team (5-4) dropped its first game of the day 8-0 to the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (3-7), but bounced back, picking up a 5-2 victory over Ripon (4-4) in its second game of the day. The Cardinals will enjoy a day off on Tuesday, before taking on Rutgers-Camden on Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. and MCLA at noon.

UWSP VS. WESLEYAN - HIGHLIGHTS:

  • UW-Stevens Point opened the scoring in the top of the second. Three singles loaded the bases, before Haley Barnes and Madi Greenaberg touched home for the 2-0 lead.
  • The pointers added scores by Maddie Candre and Lauren Luedtke in the top of the third, before a triple to right center by Morgan Johnson drove in three runs to make it 7-0.
  • UW-Stevens Point added a final run in the top of the fourth for the final 8-0 victory.

UWSP VS. WESLEYAN – INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

  • Danielle Rinaldi suffered the loss for Wesleyan allowing seven runs on six hits over three innings of work.
  • Pointers' Haley Barnes threw a five-inning no-hitter, including two strikeouts.
  • Johnson recorded a triple and three RBI's, while Candre also hit a triple for UW-Stevens Point.

RIPON VS. WESLEYAN HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Wesleyan jumped out to a 4-0 advantage in the top of the second. Singles by Kendall Carr and Courtney Collins-Pisano drove home Sophia Sciarappa and Rinaldi, before Carr touched home two plays later and Collins-Pisano later scored on a passed ball for the four-run advantage.
  • In the top of the fourth, Kendall Mancuso hit a double to left center, before advancing to third on a passed ball. On the next play, Mancuso crossed home plate on a sacrifice bunt by Alexis Campbell for the 5-0 lead.
  • Ripon threatened in the bottom of the sixth. Julia Sanchez hit a single through the left side, before later touching home. A sacrifice fly to right field by Natzke drove in Campbell, but that was as close as the Red Hawks would get, as Wesleyan hung on for the 5-2 triumph.

RIPON VS. WESLEYAN – INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

  • Lauren Gaffney-Gomez earned the win for the Cardinals, allowing no runs on just four hits with four strikeouts over five innings of work.
  • Rinaldi went 2-3, while Campbell had two RBI and Brenna Monroe and Mancuso both had a double.
  • Cortney Bols suffered the loss for Ripon, allowing all five runs on six hits over six innings.
  • Morgenroth went 2-3 with an RBI, while Natzke also had an RBI.