Softball Splits Series Against Clark; Win Game Two 8-0 After Five

Softball Splits Series Against Clark; Win Game Two 8-0 After Five

GAME ONE: Wheaton 2 - Clark 9

RECORDS: Wheaton (18-13, 4-9 NEWMAC) - Clark (9-16, 3-10 NEWMAC)

LOCATION: Norton, Mass. (Clark Softball Field)

THE RUNDOWN:  

  • The Wheaton College softball team opened its New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) doubleheader against Clark University with a 9-2 loss at the Clark Softball Field.
  • Senior Shelbi Wilson picked up the loss after completing 5.1 innings, giving up all nine runs on nine hits while walking four and striking out three. Wilson also ended the game 2-for-4 from the plate, alongside Jade Assad.  
  • Clark's Isabella DiOrio got the start, while Taylor Erickson got credit for the win after completing four innings, giving up just three hits. Oliva Barksdale finished 2-for-3 from the plate for the Cougars, coming around to score three times. 
  • The Cougars took a 3-0 lead in the first starting with a two-run single from Francesca Cirone. Kylie McCabe knocked in the final run of the inning with an RBI single to short. 
  • Wheaton earned two runs back in the second inning. With the bases loaded, sophomore Clara DeCarvalho flew out to center, giving Lindsay Whittles time to tag up at third and make her way home. Another sacrifice fly brought in the Lyons final run of the inning with Jessica Nardozza crossing the plate. 
  • Clark put two more on the board in the fifth, with Barksdale coming home on a wild pitch, which was followed by a solo home run from Jessica Martin
  • The Cougars ended the scoring in the top of the sixth with a three-run double from JC Urella and another run coming in on a wild pitch. 

THE BASICS:

  • Hits: Wheaton 8 / Clark 9
  • Errors: Wheaton 2 / Clark 1
  • RBIs: Wheaton 2 / Clark 7
  • Left on Base: Wheaton  8 / Clark 7 
  • Walks: Wheaton 2 / Clark 6
  • Strikeouts: Wheaton 2 / Clark 5

GAME TWO: Wheaton 8 - Clark 0 (5 innings)

RECORDS: Wheaton (19-13, 5-9 NEWMAC) - Clark (10-17, 4-11 NEWMAC)

LOCATION: Norton, Mass. (Clark Softball Field)

THE RUNDOWN:  

  • Wheaton turned things around in the second contest, outhitting Clark en route to an 8-0 win after just five innings of action.
  • First-year Sarah Pritchard picked up her ninth win of the season after surrendering just four hits while striking out a career-high seven batters. Pritchard also finished 1-for-3 from the plate with a walk. Hannah Arkin went 2-for-3 from the plate, as did Assad, Wilson, and Julia McLintock.    
  • Sarah Woods picked up the loss for the Cougars after giving up seven runs on 11 hits. Martin ended the game with two of Clark's four hits. 
  • After two and a half scoreless innings, Wheaton finally broke through in the third, plating two runs on four hits. Things got started with a double to left from Katelyn Barton, which was followed by a bunt single from Arkin that moved the first-year to third. Barton came around to score moments later when the Cougars threw to second in an effort to catch Arkin stealing. Arkin moved to third on a groundout, before scoring on an RBI single from Assad. 
  • Clark retired Wheaton in order in the fourth, but the Lyons returned to the plate in the fifth, scoring six runs on seven hits to end the contest. An RBI single from Pritchard plated the first run of the inning, which was followed by an RBI double to right center from Assad. Leading 4-0, Wilson stepped up to the plate, drilling a double of her own to left field, scoring Assad. Nardozza knocked in Wilson with the next at-bat with a single down the right-field line. A passed ball allowed Nardozza to score later in the inning before a single to center from Barton ended the contest.  

THE BASICS:

  • Hits: Wheaton 13 / Clark 4
  • Errors: Wheaton 1 / Clark 0
  • RBIs: Wheaton 5 / Clark 0
  • Left on Base: Wheaton  5 / Clark 5
  • Walks: Wheaton 1 / Clark 8
  • Strikeouts: Wheaton 0 / Clark 7

UP NEXT: The Lyons return to action on Friday, April 19 at home against the Coast Guard Academy for a 3 p.m. & 5 p.m. doubleheader. VIDEO / LIVESTATS