No. 5 Marlins Extend Win Streak over Shenandoah
WINCHESTER, Va. -- The No. 5-ranked Virginia Wesleyan College softball team extended its win streak in a doubleheader sweep of Shenandoah University Sunday, defeating the Hornets 9-0 in game one and 11-0 in game two.
The Marlins have now won five-straight games and 15 of the last 16 on the year.
Game 1: 9-0 Virginia Wesleyan Victory (5 innings)
The Marlins posted one of the biggest innings of the season on Saturday, scoring all nine runs in the second inning.
Kayla Dost and Taylor Galvin led off the inning with back-to-back singles before a sacrifice bunt moved them each up a base. Kiersten Richardson drove in the first runs of the game with a two-RBI single up the middle.
Following a steal of second and consecutive walks, the bases were loaded for Cassetty Howerin. One of the top hitters in the ODAC, Howerin drew a walk for an easy RBI. Blake Henderson cleared the bases on a triple through the right side for a 6-0 advantage, scoring from third on a Dost single.
Jessica Lindsay drove in the final two runs of the inning with a double to left field.
Mary Shipp (12-4) earned the win after allowing one hit while striking out two in three innings.
Game 2: 11-0 Virginia Wesleyan Victory (5 innings)
Virginia Wesleyan scored runs in each of the first four innings to put away the Hornets in the second game. The biggest frame was the first as six Marlins crossed the plate.
Shenandoah collected the first out quickly to start the game but a Liz Bailey double and back-to-back walks loaded the bases. Dost took advantage, doubling down the left-field line to score all three Marlins. Courtney Bogan capped the inning with a two-run double for a 6-0 edge.
Galvin, Howerin, Henderson, and Bogan each contributed RBI hits later in the game as Virginia Wesleyan pulled away.
Kandis Kresinske (13-1) pitched all five innings, throwing a no-hitter against the Hornets. She walked just one while striking out five.
Bogan stole a base in game two, her 53rd of the season, to break the ODAC single season stolen base record, previously held by Kayla Malkos in 2014.
No. 5 Virginia Wesleyan (26-5/11-1) hosts Meredith College on Wednesday for a non-conference doubleheader at 3 p.m.