KISSIMMEE, Fla. - The Wheaton College softball team was defeated by Centenary (N.J.) College 8-0 in the final game for the Lyons at the Rebel Spring Games Friday afternoon.
Five different student-athletes recorded one hit for the Lyons, who finished the trip 4-6 and return home to face Bridgewater State on Tuesday at 3 p.m. The Cyclones improve to 2-5 with the win.
Sophomore Allison Baker (Orange, Conn./Amity Regional) took the loss for Wheaton, allowing seven hits and six runs (four earned) with three strikeouts in four innings of work. Freshman Noelle Christmas (Plymouth, Mass./Plymouth South) worked the final two innings and allowed four hits and a pair of runs while striking out one. Juniors Megan Roy (North Dighton, Mass./Dighton-Rehoboth Regional) and Amanda Drury (Tolland, Conn./Tolland) were two of the five Lyons with hits.
Sophomore Katie Ciecwisz (Glen Garder, N.J./Vorhees) went 2-for-4 with two RBI while junior Cara Montferrat (Hightstown, N.J./Hightstown) also drove in a pair as Centenary racked up 11 hits. Junior Roxanne Keelan (Barnegat, N.J./Barnegat) tossed four innings of shutout ball in relief to earn the win. She scattered five hits and struck out four.
The Cyclones scored an unearned run in the top of the first and held a one-run lead until scoring six times in the fifth. Ciecwisz drove in two runs with a single to center while Montferrat and junior Brianne McManus (Laurence Harbor, N.J./Old Bridge) and sophomore Caitlyn Dean (Haskell, N.J./Lakeland Regional) also drove in runs.
Centenary was slated to play Farmingdale State at 3 p.m.