No. 3 Marlins improve to 25-1 with Sunday Sweep

No. 3 Marlins improve to 25-1 with Sunday Sweep

No. 3 Marlins improve to 25-1 with Sunday Sweep

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – The No. 3 ranked Virginia Wesleyan College softball team rolled off another doubleheader sweep on Sunday, downing Shenandoah University to extend its winning streak to nine straight games.

Game 1: 2-0 Virginia Wesleyan Victory

Virginia Wesleyan was able to push across one run in each of the first two innings to beat Shenandoah by a final score of 2-0 in the first game of the doubleheader.

Kiersten Richardson got hit by a pitch to lead off the game, stole second base, and then advanced to third on a wild pitch. Cassetty Howerin hit a sacrifice fly to centerfield to score Richardson for the first Marlin run.

In the second inning, Madison Glaubke hit an infield single and came around to score when Beth Ford put the ball in play, which forced a Shenandoah error.

Shenandoah's starter Katherine Seidl (3-6) did her best all day to keep the Marlins at bay, only surrendering two hits while striking out three.

Hanna Hull (12-1) was even better for the Marlins as she threw seven innings, only allowing two hits and striking out 11.

Game 2: 8-0 Virginia Wesleyan Victory (5 innings)

The Marlin offense was able to put its first game struggles behind as the squad put up six runs in the bottom of the first inning of the nightcap.

The Marlins did most of their damage with two outs with a Kaylah Duplain double that scored Amy Large. Jessica Lindsay then tripled to right field, which scored Duplain. Beth Ford had an infield single that plated Lindsay. Large and Cassetty Howerin also had RBI singles in the inning.

A bases loaded walk in the third inning to Liz Bailey allowed Glaubke to score. The Marlins got their eighth run of the day on a Lindsay sacrifice fly that scored Blake Henderson.

Kayla O'Connell (0-1) got the loss for the Hornets giving up four runs in just a third of an inning of work.

Courtney Wright (10-0) remained perfect on her career as she went three innings only allowing four hits while striking out one. Alana Peters and Kasey Newcomb both pitched an inning in relief.

Henderson, Glaubke, and Duplain all doubled in the game for the Marlins. Richardson, Howerin, Duplain, and Ford all stole a base as well.

No. 3 Virginia Wesleyan (25-1/6-0) travels to Emory & Henry College (15-5/1-1) on Saturday for a 1 p.m. ODAC doubleheader.