CLERMONT, FL – The Wayne State College softball team was back in action for two more National Training Center Spring Break games Monday afternoon.
From Clermont, FL, WSC took on Malone University and Walsh University of Ohio.
In the third game of the trip, Malone opened with a solo run in the first before tallying two runs in the third and three more in the fourth to lead 6-0. WSC got on the board with a run in the fifth, but gave up three more runs in the bottom of the inning to fall 9-1 by run rule. Malone improved to 2-1 as WSC fell to 3-6.
Kim Vidlak recorded the only extra base-hit with a double and RBI. Emily Chandler and Kortney Buresh both singled.
Makenna Adkison (3-3) suffered the loss in three innings allowing three earned runs off three hits while striking out and walking one batter each. Riley Vanderveen worked an inning and two-thirds allowing six runs (five earned) off eight hits while striking out one batter.
1 2 3 4 5 R H E
0 0 0 0 1 1 3 2 – WSC
1 0 2 3 3 9 11 0 – Malone
From the second game Monday late afternoon, Walsh University (OH) took the opening 2-0 lead in the first inning. WSC then posted a pair of two-run innings in the second and third to lead 4-2. Walsh added one more run in the top of the seventh, but the ‘Cats held on for the 4-3 victory to improve to 4-6 as Walsh is now 1-7.
Kamryn Sparks recorded two singles and a RBI as Abbie Hix singled twice and drove in two runs for WSC. Kim Vidlak, Baylee Rial and Kortney Buresh all singled. Emily Chandler also accounted for a RBI.
Maddie Moser (1-3) picked up the win in six and two-thirds allowing two earned runs off eight hits while striking out and walking three batters each. Adkison worked a third of an inning allowing an earned run off four hits.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
2 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 12 2 – Walsh
0 2 2 0 0 0 X 4 7 0 – WSC
Following a day-break Tuesday, the Wildcat softball team will gear back up for a pair of Wednesday games against Alderson Broaddus University at 4 p.m. and Concordia College (New York) at 6:15 p.m.