Softball Drops Two to Wesley

Softball Drops Two to Wesley

Wesley 5, Penn State Harrisburg 1


Harrisburg Lineup

1. Humphrey cf, 2. Coolbaugh 2b, 3. Bruno ss, 4. Hartman p, 5. DeMatteo 1b, 6. Gochenaur 3b, 7. Nevius lf, 8. Dixon rf, 9. Krantz c


Wesley Lineup

1. DiRubbio lf, 2. Loukopoulos 1b, 3. Royer ss, 4. Cardona 3b, 5. Newsom cf, 6. Kinney dp, 7. Howerin rf, 8. Retkowski 2b, 9. Monzo c, Anderson p


How It Happened

Penn State Harrisburg was unable to capitalize on a number of opportunities in a 5-1 loss to Wesley in the opening contest of a non-conference doubleheader at Courtney Pollock Memorial Field on Thursday afternoon, March 14.


The Lions (5-3) scored their lone run when Carlee Gochenaur worked a bases-loaded walk that drove in Sarah Coolbaugh in the bottom of the first inning and cut an early two-run deficit in half. Unfortunately, the Blue & White were unable to do any further damage, stranding three baserunners to end the threat and the stanza.


The Wolverines (4-7) tacked on a run in the top of the third before adding a pair in the fourth to extend their advantage to 5-1 after three and a half frames.


The Blue & White moved runners into scoring position twice in the final innings but failed to bring them across. Delaney Nevius doubled to lead off the bottom of the seventh but Wesley pitcher Jessica Anderson worked out of it to seal the win.


At the Plate

- Allison Hartman had a multi-hit outing, going 2-for-3 with a pair of singles.

- Delaney Nevius' double was the team's sole extra-base hit of the game.

- Carlee Gochenaur recorded the Lions' lone RBI.

- Karina Cardona led the way for Wesley, going 2-for-4 with two extra-base hits and a pair of RBI.


Inside the Circle

- Allison Hartman threw a complete seven-inning outing, allowing five runs on nine hits to go along with five strikeouts.

- Jessica Anderson threw all seven innings for the Wolverines, scattering six hits, walking two batters, allowing one run and striking out seven batters.


Around the Diamond

- Both teams were clean in the field.

- Wesley stole five bases in the opener.

- Catcher Maddie Krantz threw out the Wolverines' Allison Mills attempting to swipe second base.

- Shortstop Nina Bruno had three putouts and assisted on two more.



Wesley 10, Penn State Harrisburg 0


Harrisburg Lineup

1. Humphrey cf, 2. Coolbaugh 2b, 3. Bruno ss, 4. Hartman 1b, 5. Nevius lf, 6. Roelli c, 7. Gochenaur 3b, 8. Dixon rf, 9. Simon p


Wesley Lineup

1. DiRubbio lf, 2. Cardona 3b, 3. Royer ss, 4. Loukopoulos 1b, 5. Kinney dp, 6. Retkowski 2b, 7. Mayse p, 8. Monzo c, 9. Palmer rf


How It Happened

A combination of struggling at the plate and an offensive outburst by Wesley hitters proved too much to overcome in Penn State Harrisburg's 10-0 loss in the nightcap of a non-conference doubleheader at Courtney Pollock Memorial Field on Thursday evening, March 14.


The Wolverines (5-7) put up multiple runs in the first, third, fourth and seventh innings, respectively, while the Lions (5-4) managed just one hit in the second of two contests. Katie Humphrey opened the game with a single in the hole before the Blue & White bats went quiet.


Holding a 4-0 lead in the top of the fourth inning, the visitors used a double, a triple and an RBI single in three consecutive at-bats to tack on three insurance runs and put things out of reach before capping the scoring with another three spot in the top of the seventh.


At the Plate

- Katie Humphrey's lead-off single was Penn State Harrisburg's only base hit.

- Wesley racked up 16 hits, including four extra-base knocks.

- The Wolverines' Karina Cardona was especially impressive, hitting three doubles and driving in three runs.


Inside the Circle

- Kaylee Simon got the start for the Lions, going four innings and allowing nine hits to go along with a pair of strikeouts.

- Mary-Kate Penczkowski made a relief appearance for the Blue & White, going three innings and scattering seven hits.

- Wesley's Abbey Mayse got the win, throwing a complete game and allowing one hit and no walks.


Around the Diamond

- Wesley committed the game's only error.

- The Wolverines' Bianca Newsom had the game's lone stolen base.

- Nina Bruno had four putouts and shortstop.

- Carlee Gochenaur tallied three assists from her third base position.


Who's Next?

The Lions host soon-to-be North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) foe Penn State Berks for a doubleheader on Saturday afternoon, March 16.


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