KISSIMMEE, Fla. - The Wheaton College softball team closed out their Rebel Spring Games trip on Thursday competing against the Illinois College Lady Blues, falling 4-2, and the St. Norbert Green Knights, dropping 11-8.
The Lyons move to 2-8 overall on the season.
GAME ONE- Illinois College 4, Wheaton 2
Illinois College (6-3) jumped on the board first in the bottom of the third off a double down the left field line to score in one run.
Wheaton responded in the top of the fifth when it started with a double to right center from sophomore Lily Ongkiko. Senior Rebecca Seifert advanced her to third thanks to a well placed bunt that also allowed her to reach first. It would be a fielder's choice off of senior Morgan Walsh's hit that would bring in Ongkiko and give her an RBI. The Lyons wouldn't stop there as senior Caroline Fairbanks knocked in Seifert from a well placed hit in the infield, pushing Wheaton ahead 2-1.
However in the bottom of the sixth, the Lady Blues would comeback to tally two more runs to win it from two singles and a fielder's choice and go on to seal the 4-2 victory.
GAME TWO- St. Norbert 11, Wheaton 8
The Green Knights (1-5) registered five straight innings of scoring to boost themselves over the Lyons and close out Wheaton's final Florida game. St. Norbert tallied 12 hits all together in their 11 runs scored, two hits and two runs coming from Lexy Campshure and Tia Danforth alone.
Wheaton scored their first run in the bottom of the second when senior Jessica Cochrane hit a sacrifice fly to center that brought in sophomore Emily Schlapak. Schlapak wouldn't slow down their as she crushed her first career home run in the bottom of the first, flying over the left center field fence. After that, the Lyons would keep their bats moving, earning themselves a big fifth inning, scoring four runs thanks to a pair of singles and doubles to bring home first-year Ali Petrelli, senior Walsh, Seifert and first-year Jade Assad.
But that wouldn't be enough as St. Nortbert's offense would top Wheaton to wrap up the game as the Lyons could only muster up two more runs, sealing the 11-8 win for the Green Knights.
The Lyons host their home opener on Tuesday against Bridgewater State University with the double-header kicking off at 3 p.m. at Clark Field.