Howerin Homers Into History During Shutout Sweep of Randolph

Howerin Homers Into History During Shutout Sweep of Randolph

LYNCHBURG, Va - The No. 1 Virginia Wesleyan University softball team did not change its pace one bit as it shut out Randolph twice Saturday afternoon on the road. The Marlins churned out a 3-0 win in game one before taking a 12-0 victory in game two. With the wins, VWU moves to 32-0 on the year and increase its win streak to 38 straight dating back to last season. Randolph goes to 12-18 on the year and 5-8 in ODAC play.



It was a pair of home runs that helped the Marlins seal up this victory. Madison Glaubke sent a ball over the fence scoring just herself and giving the Marlins an early lead. Cassetty Howerin then tossed in some insurance as she jacked a two-run shot over the left field fence in the top of the fifth. This home run also gave her 193 career RBI which put her as the ODAC's all time leader in RBI and gave her 32 home runs which tops the record books at VWU.

The pitching played a large part in the victory as well as Hanna Hull collected another win (23-0) in the circle. The sophomore allowed only a single hit through 7.0 innings, fanning nine in the process.


GAME 2: VWU - 12 RANDOLPH - 0 (5 Inn.)

Runs came by the bunches in this game for the Marlins, beginning with a six-run first. Katelyn Biando turned in the first run as she reached on an error by the left field that scored Glaubke and Kiersten Richardson. Maria Weddle would then pick up two RBI herself as she singled into right, scoring Biando and Amy Large. The final two runs of the side would come on a Beth Ford triple.

One frame later, the visiting squad would put two more on the board beginning with a Biando ground out that scored Glaubke. One batter later, Large would earn a sacrifice fly RBI.

A Daja Burgee three-run home run in the fourth would put the Marlins up 11-0 and Danielle Stewart would send home the final run in the fifth on an RBI double.

Carla Hall got the start on the rubber, picking up the win as she scattered four hits through 4.0 innings. Alana Peters came in to finish the job, allowing zero hits over the final two.

Softball picks up action again at 10 a.m. on Sunday as the squad will play Shenandoah on the road.