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The Wilmington University softball team had no trouble scoring runs on Thursday as the team swept the Holy Family University Tigers with a 14-4 win in the first game and a 10-0 win in the second game.
Game One Stats (14-4 win vs Holy Family)
The RBIs in the game came from senior shortstop Alyssa Velasquez (3), junior third baseman Lauren Lopez (2), senior catcher Annie Davila (1), freshman pitcher/infielder Haley Downin (1), freshman right fielder Sara Miller (1) and junior left fielder Courtney Dellinger (2).
Ten Wildcats had runs in the win, which were Velasquez (1), freshman infielder Danielle Hess (1), Lopez (1), Davila (2), Downin (2), Miller (1), freshman first baseman Arianna Millan (1), sophomore first baseman Kiersten Comer (1), freshman center fielder Isabella Eleazar (2), and Dellinger (2).
The Wilmington hitters gained eight hits in the win, which were Velasquez (2), Lopez (1), Davila (1), Downin (2), Eleazar (1), and Dellinger (1).
Velasquez stole a base in the win.
On the pitching side, the starting pitcher, freshman Renamarie Rocha was hit pretty hard by the Tigers hitters as she did not finish the first inning, gave up four hits, four runs, and three earned runs.
Downin would come in the game for Rocha as she went 3.1 innings, four hits, one strikeout, and earned the win.
Freshman pitcher Alexandra Ballester would close the door on the game as she went 1.2 innings, and two strikeouts.
Game one recap
Holy Family scores four runs in the first inning
This game looked like it would belong to the Tigers, with the team scoring four runs in the first inning.
Holy Family hit four RBI singles to score all four of their runs in the inning. The Tigers’ big inning would knock out Wilmington’s starting pitcher Renamarie Rocha who faced five batters in the inning.
Haley Downin would come in for Rocha to silence the Holy Family hitters for the rest of the inning.
Wilmington score 11 runs in the second inning
The Wildcats made the Tigers big inning look like nothing as the team poured on 11 runs in the second inning.
The inning started with Annie Davila reaching base on an error from Holy Family’s shortstop. Haley Downin would be the next batter up, which she reached base on a single.
On the next play, Downin would advance to second on an error, which would score Davila to cut the lead to 4-1.
Sara Miller would be the next hitter as she reached base on a fielder’s choice, but it would allow Downin to score to cut the lead to 4-2.
Three batters later, Alyssa Velasquez would hit a single, which would score Isabella Eleazar and Arianna Millan to tie the game at four.
Two batters later, Lauren Lopez would hit a single to center field, which would score her teammates Velasquez and Courtney Dellinger to give WilmU a 6-4 lead.
Davila would come up to the plate as she hit a double to center field, which allowed Danielle Hess to score to push Wilmington’s lead to 7-4.
Downin’s next plate appearance would see her hit a single to left field, which would score Lopez to give their team an 8-4 lead.
Three batters later, Eleazar would reach first base by an error by Holy Family, which would score Davila and Downin to expand the Wildcats lead to 10-4.
The last run of the inning came when Dellinger reached on a fielder’s choice but it allowed Miller to score to give their team an 11-4 lead.
Wildcats win 14-4
Wilmington was not done adding to their lead just yet as the team pushed three more runs in the fourth inning.
The first two runs of the fourth inning came when Courtney Dellinger hit a single, which would allow her teammates Isabella Eleazar and Kiersten Comer to score to give the Wildcats a 13-4 lead.
The last run of the game for WilmU came when Alyssa Velasquez hit a single, which would score Dellinger to push the lead to 14-4.
Now it was all up to Wilmington’s pitching staff as Haley Downin went 3.1 innings, four hits, one strikeout, and earned the win. Downin would exit the game after two batters in the fourth inning.
Alexandra Ballester would close the door on the 14-4 win as she went 1.2 innings, and two strikeouts.
Now lets talk about game two.
Lets get into the full game: click below for the full recap.