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The Wilmington University softball team swept their doubleheader against their in-state rivals, the Goldey-Beacom College Lightning, on Thursday with a 10-0 win in game one and a 10-2 win in the second game.
Game One Stats (10-0 win vs Goldey-Beacom)
The RBIs in the game came from freshman pitcher/infielder Haley Downin (2), junior third baseman Lauren Lopez (1), senior shortstop Alyssa Velasquez (1), freshman first baseman Arianna Millan (4), sophomore designated player Jessica Ahearn (1), and freshman infielder Danielle Hess (1).
Eight Wildcats had runs in the win, which were Downin (1), freshman right fielder Madison Hoffman (1), Lopez (1), senior catcher Annie Davila (1), Velasquez (2), Millan (2), Hess (1), and junior left fielder Courtney Dellinger (1).
The Wilmington hitters gained 15 hits in the win, which were Downin (2), Hoffman (1), Lopez (2), Davila (1), Velasquez (3), Millan (3), Hess (2), and Dellinger (1).
On the pitching side, the starting pitcher Haley Downin was dominant in four innings as she gave up one hit, five walks, three strikeouts and earned the win.
Freshman pitcher Alexandra Ballester would finish the game as she went one inning and had one strikeout.
Game one recap
Wildcats scored two runs in the first inning
Wilmington did not waste any time getting runs on the scoreboard as the team scored two runs in the first inning.
The bottom of the first inning started with Haley Downin hitting a double to left-center field.
Two batters later, Lauren Lopez would hit a single to the left side of the field, which would score Downin to give their team a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning.
The second run of the inning came when Arianna Millan hit a single to center field, which would allow Annie Davila to score to extend WilmU’s lead to 2-0.
WilmU add two more runs in the second inning
The Wildcats would continue to add to their lead in the second inning when the team pushed in two more runs.
Haley Downin would push those two runs in as she hit a single up the middle of the field, which allowed Courtney Dellinger and Danielle Hess to score to give Wilmington a 4-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning.
Wilmington pushes another two runs in the third inning
The bottom of the third inning would start with Alyssa Velasquez hitting a single up the right side of the field, and then on the next play, she would advance to second base on a passed ball.
Arianna Millan would be the next batter up as she hit a single up the middle, which would bring home Velasquez to give their team a 5-0 lead in the third inning.
Two batters later, Danielle Hess would also hit a single up the middle, which allowed Millan to score to push WilmU’s lead to 6-0.
Wildcats win 10-0!
In the bottom of the fourth inning, the scoring would continue for Wilmington as they scored four more runs to extend their lead to 10-0.
Alyssa Velasquez would push the first run of the inning in as she hit a single to the right side of the field, which scored Madison Hoffman to give WilmU a 7-0 lead.
The next batter up would be Arianna Millan, who would hit a double to the right-center field, which allowed Velasquez and Lauren Lopez to score to give their team a 9-0 lead in the fourth inning.
The last run of the game came when Jessica Ahearn hit into a sacrifice fly (flied out to right field), which would score Millan to expand the Wildcats lead to 10-0.
After four scoreless innings, starting Wilmington pitcher Haley Downin’s day was over as she gave up one hit, five walks, three strikeouts, and earned the win.
Alexandra Ballester would come in for Downin in the fifth inning, which she would seal the 10-0 win by facing three batters, giving up zero runs, and striking out one.
Now lets talk about game two.
Lets get into the full game: click below for the full recap.