Wilson College softball: Phoenix defeat Knights
Phoenix defeat Knights in sweep of doubleheader.
The Wilson College softball team played host to Knights of Southern Virginia University in a Saturday doubleheader. The Phoenix (6-0, 4-0 CSAC) defeated the Knights (3-11) by scores of 9-1 in the first game and 5-4 in a game that came down to the last play!
SeniorMegan Potter(Hagerstown, MD., South Hagerstown)started on the mound for Wilson. She got off to a hot start, striking out the first three batters she faced. In the bottom half of the inning, the offense went right to work, scoring two runs off errors. Skipping ahead to the bottom of the third, freshmanHaiden Brookens(Chambersburg, PA, Chambersburg Magnet )drove in a run off an RBI single to left field. Shortly after, sophomoreTaylor Barker(Chehalis, WA., WF West)knocked in another run off a fielder’s choice, making it 4-0 after three innings. In the bottom of the sixth, the Phoenix added five more runs, taking the first game 9-1.
Inside the Box Score
Wilson scored nine runs off eight hits with zero errors. Their opponents finished with one run on two hits with three errors. The Wilson Collegestrikeout record continues to grow. Potterfinished the game striking out 11 batters while only giving up two hits.Brookenscapped off her day hitting a perfect 2-2 with three RBIs,two runs, two walks, and a stolen base. SeniorJenna Carty(Chambersburg, PA., Greencastle-Antrim)went 2-3 with a double and one run.Barkeralso had a good game, finishing with one hit andthree RBIs.
After a scoreless first inning, Southern Virginia struck first with a home run to left field in the top of the second. In the bottom of the fourth, the Phoenix evened the score with an RBI single from seniorMeghan Bradley(Warrington, PA., Central Bucks South). The Knights, however, would score three more runs to push them in front.
With the score at 4-1 going into the final inning of play, Wilson knew they would have to come up big.Barkerdrove in the first run of the inning, off a fielder’s choice. Bradley knocked in three runs off a single to left field, knotting the game up at 4-4. SophomoreDelaney Glazer(Rochester, WA., Rochester)capped off the game with a walk-off, sacrifice fly to shallow left field that drove in the winning run giving the Phoenix game two, 5-4.
Inside the Box Score
Wilson scored five runs off seven hits with zero errors. Southern Virginia scored four runs off 8 hits with two errors.Bradleyfinished the game going 3-4 with three RBIs and a double whileBarkeradded two runs and one RBI.Glazerearned her second win of the season.
The Phoenix will be back in action on Thursday, April 6, where they will play host to Mary Baldwin University in a doubleheader starting at 3 pm.