RALEIGH, N.C. - The Virginia Wesleyan University softball team picked up two more wins Saturday at the William Peace Tournament, taking down the host Peacers, 6-4, before shutting out Salem College, 1-0. With the wins, the Marlins improve to 6-0 on the early season.
GAME 1: VWU - 6 WP - 4
The Marlins came out swinging in their first game of the day as Madison Glaubke took a ball over the right field fence in the bottom of the first to give VWU the early 1-0 lead. The team doubled up in the same frame as Amy Large singled to send home Cassetty Howerin from third. To finish out the side, and give the Marlins a 3-0 lead, Hanna Hull knocked a sacrifice fly to center that scored Theresa Cardamone.
In the following stanza, Virginia tacked on two more. Beth Ford opened up with a single and then got two third after an errant throw on a steal opportunity. She then reached home on a Kiersten Richardson groundout. For the second run of the inning, Glaubke sent another out of the park, upping the lead to 5-0 over two.
In the bottom of the fifth, the Marlins earned their final run as a Jessica Lindsey single scored Maria Weddle from third.
In the circle, Hull picked up the win as she pitched 4.2 innings, striking out 10.
GAME 2: VWU - 1 SALEM - 0
This contest was all about the pitching as Hanna Hull tossed a perfect game, not allowing a single Spirit Batter to get on base. The sophomore hurled 14 strikeouts through seven innings, including five where the batter was sent aside looking. This is Hull's first-ever collegiate Perfect Game and her second no-hitter.
To win the game though the squad needed at least one run and that came in the third inning. Julia Sinnett opened up the frame with a double down the left field line and she was then scored on a Ford single.
Softball will resume action at 10 a.m. on Sunday as the squad takes on Piedmont in the third game of the William Peace Tournament.