Photo: Wilmington University
The Wilmington University softball team earned a pair of wins on Tuesday to pull their record to 21-9 on the season. Wilmington beat the Jefferson University Rams 10-5 in the first game and 8-1 in the second.
Let’s start with the 10-5 win!
RBIs: Gabriella Saucedo would lead the team in RBIs, with four in the win.
Runs: Sara Miller and Taylor Gillis also led the team in runs, with two in the game.
Hits: Gabriella Saucedo and Miller would lead the team in hits with three in the win
Stolen bases: Gillis and Tristyn Stewart led the team with two stolen bases in the game.
Game One Recap:
Wilmington would get the scoring started in this game, as the team scored one run on two hits in the bottom of the first inning.
Sophomore outfielder Taylor Gillis would get the action started by hitting a single up the middle of the field.
Three batters later, junior third baseman/outfielder Sara Miller would hit a sacrifice fly, which allowed Gillis to score to give WilmU a 1-0 lead.
The Wildcats would put on another run on the scoreboard in the bottom of the second inning, as they scored one run on two hits and one error.
After two quick outs, junior infielder Bri Coyle and sophomore catcher/third baseman Emma Zimmerman would reach base by hitting back-to-back singles.
Sophomore center fielder Tristyn Stewart would be the next batter up and would reach first base by a fielding error from Jefferson’s third baseman.
The error would also allow Zimmerman to score to give WilmU a 2-0 edge.
Wilmington was active on the bases in the second inning as they stole two bases.
The runs would keep coming for WilmU as sophomore outfielder Gabriella Saucedo hit an RBI bunt single to the pitcher to extend her team’s advantage to 3-0 in the third inning.
Wilmington’s bats would really come alive in the fourth inning, as the team scored four runs on six hits.
The scoring started with sophomore third baseman Jess Reed slapping a two-out, two-run double down the left-field line to give her team a 5-0 edge in the fourth inning.
Sara Miller would be the next batter up to the plate, as she hit an RBI single up the middle of the field to push Wilmington’s lead to 6-0.
Gabriella Saucedo would follow Miller as she RBI single up the middle to extend her team’s edge to 7-0.
In the top of the sixth inning, the Rams would show some fight, as the team would score three runs to cut WilmU’s lead to 7-3. The Wildcats had two errors in the inning that allowed Jefferson to find home plate.
Wilmington would answer back in the bottom of the sixth inning by scoring three runs on three hits and two errors.
One of the highlights of the inning came when Gabriella Saucedo knocked a two-run double to left center field to extend her team’s advantage to 9-3.
Emma Zimmerman would push in the last run of the inning with an RBI sac bunt to give the Wildcats a 10-3 lead.
Jefferson would score two runs in the seventh inning, but Wilmington would still hang on to win 10-5 over the Rams.
Redshirt sophomore pitcher Delani Sheehan mowed the batters down for most of her start, as she went 5.2 innings, gave up five hits, three runs, one earned run, five walks, five strikeouts, and earned the win.
Freshman pitcher Brooke Koehler would close the game out by going 1.1 innings, giving up two hits, two runs, two earned runs, one walk, one strikeout, and earned the win.
Let’s get into game two!
Click below for the game two recap!
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