AUBURNDALE, FL – Following a day off from competition, the Wayne State College softball team went back to work during their National Training Center (NTC) Spring Break trip.
Back in Auburndale, Florida on Wednesday, the Wildcats competed against Seton Hill (PA) and were scheduled to face Nyack College (NY) but their second game was rained out.
WSC snapped a nine-game losing streak with a 6-3 victory over Seton Hill to improve to 3-14. The Wildcats have gone 1-3 in Florida.
During the victory over Seton Hill who fell to 8-2, the Wildcats scored one run in the first inning before both teams brought in a run during the second inning. Down 2-1 in the bottom of the third, Seton Hill tied the game up with one run and after two scoreless innings for WSC, the ‘Cats regained the lead with a run in the top of the fifth. Wayne State outscored the Griffins, 2-1 in the sixth and tacked on one more run in the top of the seventh to win 6-3. WSC outhit Seton Hill, 10-4 and had two errors compared to four from the Griffins.
Jenna Etmans singled twice, drove in a run and scored for WSC while Kortney Buresh recorded two singles and scored. Madison Gomez doubled and drove in two runs; Riley Holmberg doubled and scored; Alle Perea singled and scored; Dylan Sweeney singled and drove in a run while Paiton Tornberg and Kamryn Sparks both singled. Natalie Arbizu and Abby Husing both scored.
Hadley Chvatal (2-8) picked up the victory in six innings allowing three runs (two earned) off three hits while striking out eight batters and walking three. Sami Felt earned her first save of the season in an inning facing four batters allowing one hit.
Four games remain on the Wayne State College softball National Training Center (NTC) Spring trip. WSC will face Cedarville (OH) and Shippensburg (PA) on Thursday, March 10 as well as Indiana (PA) and Ferris State (MI) on Friday, March 11.