Wilson College softball: Phoenix sweep doubleheader
Wilson College’s Phoenix was able to sweep a doubleheader against the Cyclones of Centenary University Sunday in Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) play. The Phoenix (14-2, 9-1 CSAC) beat the Cyclones (6-8, 6-6 CSAC) with scores of 7-2 and 5-4.
Senior Megan Potter (Hagerstown, MD., South Hagerstown) got the start in the circle for Wilson as she retired the top of the first in order. Phoenix scored two runs off of a RBI double by sophomore Alecia Hamilton (Canton, OH., Glenoak) in the bottom of the second.
Centenary tied things up at 2-2 in the top of the fourth. But, in the bottom half of the inning, the Phoenix added two more runs. The first run was scored off an RBI double from senior Jenna Carty (Chambersburg, PA., Greencastle-Antrim). The other run was scored off an RBI double from junior Jessica Kosheba (Marietta, PA., Donegal). Wilson went on to win the first game by a final score of 7-2.
Inside the Box Score
The Phoenix scored seven runs on nine hits with five errors. Their opponents finished with two runs on six hits with two errors.
Carty led the charge offensively, hitting 2-3 with two runs, two RBIs, and a double. Hamilton went 2-3 with a double and sophomore Makenna Snodgrass (Flagstaff, AZ., Flagstaff) went 1-1 with two RBIs and a double. Potter pitched a complete game, striking out seven while only surrendering one earned run. It was her seventh win of the season.
After a quiet first inning, the Cyclones struck first in game two, scoring two runs in the top of the second. In the top of the third, Centenary added another run, putting them in front 3-0.
In the top of the fourth, Wilson tied the game after scoring three runs. Sophomore Delaney Glazer (Rochester, WA., Rochester) added the first run on a sacrifice fly; the other two runs came off a single from sophomore Taylor Barker (Chehalis, WA., WF West).
Tthe Phoenix took the lead in the bottom of the sixth inning when Barker slapped a single to left that scored a run, putting the Phoenix on top 4-3. The Cyclones tied the game up at four apiece after scoring a run in the top of the seventh. Freshman Haiden Brookens (Chambersburg, PA, Chambersburg Magnet ) ended it in the bottom half of the inning, as Wilson took game two by a final score of 5-4.
Inside the Box Score
Glazer finished hitting a perfect 2-2 with two runs and a double while Barker finished hitting 2-3 with 3 RBIs. Potter picks up her eighth win of the season while Glazer threw for six innings. The Phoenix scored five runs on 10 hits with two errors. Their opponent finished with four runs on 10 hits with one error.
The softball team travels to take on Keystone College in a CSAC doubleheader Thursday, April 22, starting at 3:00 pm.