Wildcat Softball Snaps Four-Game Losing Streak, Opens NTC Spring Games With Two Wins

Wildcat Softball Snaps Four-Game Losing Streak, Opens NTC Spring Games With Two Wins
Courtesy of Wayne State Athletics

CLERMONT, FL – The Wayne State College softball team began their National Training Center Spring Break Games Sunday afternoon.

From Legends Way Field in Clermont, Florida, WSC opened with Tiffin (Ohio).

Tiffin opened scoring with two runs in the first inning before the ‘Cats tied the game up with a pair of runs in the top of the third. WSC took the lead with two more runs in the seventh and held on for the 4-2 win.

Raquell Penke posted a three-hit game with a RBI as Morgan Vasa singled and doubled. Annie Grammer singled twice while Kim Vidlak, Ashley Hernandez and Michaela Smith all singled and drove in a run.

Makenna Adkison (2-2) recorded the win in six innings allowing three hits while striking out and walking one batter each. Maddie Moser worked an inning allowing two runs while walking one batter.

Game One:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E

0 0 2 0 0 0 2 4 10 1 – WSC

2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2   3 2 – Tiffin (Ohio)

WSC then took on Clarion University (PA) Sunday late afternoon. WSC scored a run in the bottom of the second inning before Clarion recorded a five-run third inning. The ‘Cats then answered with a six-run fifth inning and held on for the 8-5 win. Wayne State snapped a four-game losing streak to now sit 3-5 as Clarion fell to 0-7.

Raquell Penke recorded another three-hit game while Ashley Hernandez added a single, double and RBI. Morgan Vasa and Kamryn Sparks tallied a pair of singles and a RBI. Emily Chandler, Michaela Smith and Kortney Buresh all posted a single and RBI. Kim Vidlak and Annie Grammer both singled.

Makenna Adkison (4-3) recorded back-to-back wins in four innings allowing two hits while walking one batter and striking out four batters. Maddie Moser worked three innings allowing five earned runs off 11 hits while striking out two batters.

Game Two:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7  R H  E

0 0 5 0 0 0 0  5 13  3 – Clarion (PA)

0 1 0 0 6 0 X 8 14  0 – WSC

The ‘Cats will be right back in action against Malone University at 1:45 p.m. and Walsh University (Ohio) at 4 p.m. on Monday, March 4.