HAYS, KS – Following a 10-day period after opening their season with a tournament, the Wayne State College softball team traveled right back to Hays, Kansas this time for a double header.
Wednesday late afternoon featured a twin bill showdown between WSC and Fort Hays State University from Tiger Stadium.
In the opening contest, both teams got hot in the second inning with Fort Hays taking the frame 4-3 before WSC tied the game with a run in the third. The Tigers answered back with a two-run fourth inning to hold on for the 6-4 win.
The Wildcats were led by junior Emily Chandler and senior Jordyn Breitbarth each posting three-hit games. Both tripled while Chandler added a double as Breitbarth drove in a run. Junior Abbie Hix singled and drove in a run. Senior Rachel Shumaker also tacked on a pair of singles.
Freshman Maddie Moser suffered the loss (0-2) in four innings allowing two earned runs off of five hits while walking two batters. Junior Alyx Hagen worked two innings allowing four runs (two earned) off of nine hits while walking one batter.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
0 3 1 0 0 0 0 4 10 2 – WSC
0 4 0 2 0 0 X 6 14 1 – FHSU
From the second game, WSC again struck first with a two-run opening inning and single runs in the third, fourth and fifth. But, Fort Hays State tallied runs of their own in the second with two while adding four in each the fourth and sixth to win 10-5. Forth Hays State improves to 4-14 while Wayne State College is now 1-4.
This time Shumaker posted a four-hit game to lead WSC with a double and two RBI while Hagen followed with three doubles and two RBI. Senior Katelyn Wobken recorded two singles and junior Baylee Rial posted the teams only triple.
Junior Riley Vanderveen (0-1) suffered the complete game loss in six innings allowing 10 runs (six earned) off of 13 hits while walking two batters.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
2 0 1 1 1 0 0 5 11 3 – WSC
0 2 0 4 0 4 X 10 13 1 – FHSU
The Wayne State College softball team will next prepare for their National Training Camp Spring Games in Florida this weekend and into next week. WSC will play eight games between Sunday, March 4 and Thursday, March 8.