Taylor Gillis’ walk-off single sends Wilmington University past Franklin Pierce in NCAA DII East Regional Tournament

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The Wilmington University softball team opened the NCAA Division II softball East Regional Tournament with a walk-off 3-2 win over the Franklin Pierce University Ravens. The win sends Wilmington into the winner’s bracket, which means the team will face Georgian Court on Friday.

Game stats:

RBIs: Sophomore pitcher/second baseman Haley Downin led the team in RBIs with two.

Runs: Sophomore infielder Danielle Hess, freshman outfielder Gabbie Saucedo, and sophomore first baseman Sara Miller led the team in runs scored with one.

Hits: Wilmington had a total of eight hits in the game.  Sophomore outfielder Taylor Gillis and Miller led the team in hits in the win with two.

Stolen bases: Saucedo and Downin each stole a base in the win.


Pitching: On the pitching side, freshman starting pitcher Kylee Gunkel went seven innings, gave up seven hits, two runs, two earned runs, one walk, eight strikeouts, and earned the win.


Let’s get into the game: click below for the full recap.


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