Softball Splits Day Against Lesley and Cortland State

Photo by Keith Nordstrom
Photo by Keith Nordstrom

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - The Wheaton College softball team ended day three of the Rebel Spring Games with a 6-5 win in eight innings against the Lesley University Lynx, but fell 4-1 against the Cortland State Red Dragons on Monday at Oren Brown Community Park.

GAME ONE- Wheaton 6, Lesley 5 (8 inn.)

Senior Caroline Fairbanks blasted a three-run homer in the top of the first to get Wheaton on the board right away and take the lead against Lesley. This is her first of the season and 27th career home run. The Lyons would add two more runs in the second after a walked in run followed by a sacrifice fly from sophomore Emily Schlapak to score in sophomore Chloe Woodward, making it 5-0.

The Lynx would tack on two runs in the third and eventually tie it in the bottom of the seventh off of a single to right field and a pass ball, but the Lyons would hold them to that as senior Rebecca Seifert drilled a single up the middle with two outs to bring in junior Alexis Havrilla.

Pitcher Shelbi Wilson (2-1) and the defense would hold off the Lynx in the bottom of the eighth with a sacrifice bunt and two pop outs, claiming the 6-5 victory.

GAME TWO- Cortland St. 4, Wheaton 1

Wheaton would score first in the top of the third thanks to a sacrifice fly from Fairbanks who knocked in senior Mary DeMoura. Cortland State would go on to have a big fifth inning, scoring all four runs off of singles through the outfield, pushing them ahead 4-1.

That would later be confirmed the final score as the Red Dragons held off the Lyons for the remainder of the game. 


The Lyons battle No. 9 ranked Rowan (1:30 p.m.) and Ramapo (3:45 p.m.) on Wednesday back at the Osceola County Softball Complex in Kissimmee, Fla.

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