BUCKHANNON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Wesleyan softball team split with Glenville State Saturday afternoon, dropping the first game 2-1 and winning the regular season finale 6-0. The Lady Bobcats totaled 16 hits with GSU having 15 total hits on the day.
Glenville State scored first in the top of the second, with back-to-back singles and using an error by the Lady Bobcat defense to plate the first run of the game. GSU then scored on a dribbler in the infield, taking a 2-0 lead. Wesleyan cut into the lead in the bottom of the second with an Alli Robinson solo home run to center.
Neither team gathered much of anymore offense for the remainder of the game as the Lady Bobcats couldn’t get another runner in scoring position in the sixth or seventh innings as the Pioneers escaped with a 2-1 win.
Ashton Palmer led the way with three hits for the Pioneers while the RBIs were brought in by Haylee Stevens and Addison Aguiniga. Kylie Burdick was the winning pitcher, going seven innings and allowing one run (earned) on five hits and one strikeout.
Robinson had two hits, including her solo home run to lead the Lady Bobcats. Hannah Hudson also went seven innings, giving up two runs (unearned) on nine hits and four walks while striking out six.
After recording a pair of hits in the opening innings of the game, the Lady Bobcats exploded for six runs in the third inning. Andie Dizon and Kiley Turner hit back-to-back one-run doubles, followed by a one-run single by Alyssa Souders and a one-run from Bella Posey. Wesleyan scored their final two runs of the inning on a one-run single from Hallie Dinklocker and a wild pitch that allowed Posey to cross.
Neither team scored the rest of the game.
Katelyn Richardson and Kaelyn Stenger both recorded two hits for the Pioneers. Madison Thimmes took the loss after being ran out of the game just 2 2/3 innings in. She gave up six runs (earned) on eight hits and no walks.
Grace Smith, Turner and Souders all had two hits for Wesleyan with five different Lady Bobcats finishing with an RBI. Abigail O’Shields picked up the win with a complete game shutout, allowing six hits and striking out five.
Up Next For The Lady Bobcats
Wesleyan will be at the MEC Tournament May 5-7 in Salem, Va.