Lady Cats’ split pair of games to finish spring break slate


CLERMONT, Fla. – The West Virginia Wesleyan Lady Bobcats went 1-1 in their final two spring break games here Wednesday, falling to the Upper Iowa Lady Peacocks by a 5-3 count, but scrapping back to reel off a 9-1 triumph over the Findlay (Ohio) Lady Oilers.

The split left the Lady ‘Cats with a 5-5 record heading into the weekend Salem (Va.) Tournament. They were to have faced Edinboro (Pa.) Friday, Indiana (Pa.) and Chowan (N. C.) Saturday, and Lake Erie (Ohio) Sunday.

No boxescore or details were available on the Upper Iowa contest.

In the clash with Findlay, the Lady ‘Cats took a 1-0 lead in the first inning when Madison Casto beat out an infield single to short, moved to second on Sara Scoone’s sacrifice bunt, advanced to third on Morgan Bruce’s single to center field, and scored on Krista Waggoner’s fielder’s choice grounder.

They chased three home in the fourth. Brittani Bible cracked a lead-off double to left field, and Arianna Smoot went in to run for her. Mikayla McElwayne singled to center to drive Smoot home, Casto singled to center and advanced on Scoone’s fly to right field, and Lauryn King drilled a single to center to plate the other two markers.

The Lady Oilers got their run in the top of the sixth. Allison Brunner doubled to left, Dylan Wiley singled to left, Devin Zuro reached on an error to load the bases, and Brooke Otto walked to force the tally home.

Wesleyan erupted for five in the home half of the sixth to halt the game on the mercy rule. Casto led off with a single to left, stole second, went to third on Scoone’s single to center and crossed when King reached on a bobble. Megan Magsamen walked and Bible uncorked a grand-slam homer to center field.

The Lady ‘Cats collected 11 hits, with Casto belting three, and Bible and King rapping two apiece.

Hannah Vet earned the win to improve to 3-1. She doled out five hits, walked two and fanned five.

The boxscore:

No boxscore was available on the game with Upper Iowa.

Findlay     000 001    1

Wesleyan  100 305 —  9

E – Shepherd, Scoone. DP – Wesleyan 1. LoB – Findlay 5, Wesleyan 8. 2B – Vander Roest, Brunner, Bible. HR – Bible. Sac. – Scoone, Robinson. SB – Casto, King.

Hitting

Findlay – Dylan Wiley dh, 3 0 2 0; Meredith Shepherd ss, 1 0 0 0; Devin Zuro ph, 1 0 0 0; Destinie Keeton lf, 3 0 0 0; Madison Arnold cf, 2 0 0 0; Brooke Otto ph, 0 0 0 0; Salwa Al-Hajabed 1b, 3 0 0 0; Kelley Cejer c, 3 0 0 0; Amanda Delmonte 3b, 1 0 1 0; Rachel Vander Roast pr-2b, 1 0 1 0; Sadie Gearhart rf, 2 0 0 0; Allison Brunner 2b, 2 1 1 0; Caragyn Yanek p, 0 0 0 0;’ Molly Crosby p, 0 0 0 0. Totals 22 1 5 1.

Wesleyan – Madison Casto, 2b, 4 3 3 0; Sara Scoone ss, 3 0 1 0; Lauryn King lf, 2 1 1 2; Morgan Bruce 3b, 4 0 1 0; Krista Waggoner dh, 4 1 0 1; Megan Magsamen cf, 3 1 0 0; Brittani Bible 1b, 3 1 2 2; Arianna Smoot pr, 0 1 0 0; Kasey Robinson c, 1 0 1 0; Makayla McElwayne rf, 3 1 2 1; Hannah Vet p, 0 0 0 0. Totals 27 9 11 6.

Pitching

Findlay – Yanek (L): 4 2/3 innings, 7 hits, 4 runs, 4 earned runs, 4 walks, 3 strikeouts; Crosby: 1 inning, 4 hits, 5 runs, 3 earned runs, 1 walk, 0 strikeouts.

Wesleyan – Vet (W, 3-1): 6 innings, 5 hits, 1 run, 1 earned run, 2 walks, 5 strikeouts.

  


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