Wilmington Extends Winning Streak To Six With Wins Over Merrimack & Saint Anselm

The Wilmington University softball team extends their winning streak to six after the team defeated Merrimack College Warriors 11-0 and the Saint Anselm College Hawks 4-1 on Friday at Kissimmee, Florida.

 

Game One ( 11-0 Win vs Merrimack)

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As runs batted in goes ( RBI), seven Wildcats had them and they were junior left fielder Rosa’Lynn Burton (1),redshirt junior center fielder Kiana Broderson-Jones (1), junior shortstop Alyssa Velasquez (2), sophomore third baseman Lauren Lopez (3), freshman first baseman Kiersten Comer (1), sophomore pitcher Makayla McCarthy (1) and senior second baseman Jazmeen Llamas (1).

Six Wildcats scored runs in the game and they were Burton (2), Broderson-Jones (2), Velasquez (3), Lopez (2), junior right fielder Courtney Dellinger (1) and Llamas (1).

Eight Wilmington players had a hit in the game and they were Burton (3), Broderson-Jones (2), Velasquez (1), Lopez (2), Comer (1), McCarthy (1), Dellinger (1) and Llamas (1).

Rosa’Lynn Burton (1) ,Alyssa Velasquez (2) and Kiana Broderson-Jones (3) each recorded a stole base in the win.

On the pitching side, sophomore pitcher Makayla McCarthy  was dominant yet again as she went five innings, one hit,two walks, six strikeouts, complete game shutout and earned the win.

In 64 pitches, McCarthy threw 40 strikes in the Wildcats win.

 

Wildcats Score Four Runs In First Inning

Wilmington did not take long to get their first run on the board as Alyssa Velasquez reached first base on a fielding error which scored Rosa’Lynn Burton to give their team a 1-0 lead in the top of the first.

The next batter up to the plate would be Lauren Lopez who would single down the right field line which would lead Velasquez  and Kiana Broderson-Jones to score to give the Wildcats a 3-0 lead.

Wilmington, later in the inning would have two outs with the bases loaded as Merrimack would walk Jazmeen Llamas which scored Lopez. Lopez scoring would give the Wildcats a 4-0 lead in the top of the first inning.

 

Wildcats Add A Combined Two Runs In the Second & Third Inning

The Wilmington hitters continued to be on fire as Lauren Lopez doubled down the left field line to score Alyssa Velasquez which increased their team’s lead to 5-0 in the top of the second.

In the top of the third inning, Rosa’Lynn Burton would hit a triple to left center which scored Courtney Dellinger to give the Wildcats a 6-0 lead.

 

WilmU Pour On Five Runs In Fifth Inning

The Wildcats lineup continued to stay hot in the top of the fifth inning as Kiana Broderson-Jones singled to center field which scored Jazmeen Llamas to increase their team’s lead to 7-0.

The next batter would be Alyssa Velasquez who would single up the middle which would let Rosa’Lynn Burton score to give the Wildcats a 8-0 lead.

Wilmington’s offense was so hot that the team did not even need a bat to score a run which happened when Broderson-Jones stole home to increase her team’s lead to 9-0.

Then, Kiersten Comer would single to right field which would score Velasquez to give Wilmington a 10-0 lead.

The last run of the inning came from Wilmington’s starting pitcher Makayla McCarthy who hit a single to the left side which scored Lauren Lopez to give their team a 11-0 lead.

McCarthy did in the bottom of the fifth inning what she did all game and that was she quieted the Warriors bats to seal a 11-0 win for the Wildcats.

Wildcats starting pitcher McCarthy had a stellar game as she went five innings, one hit,two walks, six strikeouts, complete game shutout and earned the win.

Wilmington comes home to play a doubleheader against  Shippensburg on March 13th at 2:30 and 4:30 PM ET.

 

Game Two ( 4-1 Vs Saint Anselm Hawks)

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As runs batted in goes ( RBI), two Wildcats had them and they were Alyssa Velasquez (1) and Lauren Lopez (3).

Four Wildcats scored runs in the game and they were Rosa’Lynn Burton (1), Kiana Broderson-Jones (1), senior right fielder Olivia Carbone (1) and junior second baseman Alexis Sann (1).

Six Wilmington players had a hit in the game and they were Burton (1), Velasquez (1), Lopez (2),designated player Makayla McCarthy, Carbone (1) and Sann (1).

Rosa’Lynn Burton and Jazmeen Llamas  each recorded a stolen base in Wilmington win.

On the pitching side, senior pitcher Caitlyn Whiteside had a solid game as she went seven innings, four hits, one run, one earned run,one walk, three strikeouts, one home run and earned the win.

In 96 pitches, Whiteside threw 61 strikes in the 4-1 win against the Hawks.

Wilmington Scores First In First Inning

Just like in game one against the Warriors, Wilmington bats were flying early as Lauren Lopez would hit a single down the left field line which would score Rosa’Lynn Burton to give their team 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning.

 

Hawks Homer In Fourth Inning To Tie The Game Up

Wilmington’s starting pitcher Caitlyn Whiteside was cruising for three innings as she silenced the Hawks batters but in the fourth inning that would change.

The Hawks Maddison Leite would hit a home run to center field which would tie the game up at one in the top of the fourth inning.

 

Wildcats Answer Back In Fifth Inning With Adding Three Runs

The Wilmington hitters could not get anything going in the bottom of the fourth but in the bottom of the fifth, the team would add three runs to take the lead.

The first run came from Alyssa Velasquez who would single up the middle which would score  Olivia Carbone to give the Wildcats a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the fifth.

The next batter would be Lauren Lopez who would double to left center which would score Alexis Sann and Kiana Broderson-Jones to increase WilmU’s lead to 4-1.

It was now up to pitcher Caitlyn Whiteside who stifled the Hawks hitters for the rest of the game to seal a 4-1 win.

Whiteside went seven innings, four hits, one run, one earned run,one walk, three strikeouts, one home run and earned the win.

 

 

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