WAYNE – With the threat of incoming weather Wednesday, the Wayne State College softball team had a home doubleheader moved up a day.
From the Pete Chapman Softball Complex, WSC entertained Upper Iowa University Tuesday afternoon.
Following a scoreless inning during the opening game, Upper Iowa scored once in the second inning and drove in two more runs the following inning to lead 3-0. The Wildcats then got on the board with a run in the fourth. Neither scored the remainder of the game which saw Upper Iowa hold on for the 3-1 victory.
Kim Vidlak posted a pair of singles while Emily Chandler and Ashley Hernandez both doubled for WSC. Kamryn Sparks posed a single and RBI while Taylor Menard and Raquell Penke both singled.
Makenna Adkison (6-9) suffered the complete game loss in seven innings allowing three unearned runs off four hits while striking out one batter and walking two.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
0 1 2 0 0 0 0 3 4 0 – Upper Iowa
0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 7 4 – WSC
From the second contest, Upper Iowa got hot early with three runs in the first followed by single runs in the second and third to lead 5-0. The Peacocks then outscored WSC 3-1 in the fourth and jumped ahead with a four-run fifth to win 12-1 in five innings. Upper Iowa is now 16-13 (8-6 NSIC) while the ‘Cats fell to 9-22 (0-14 NSIC) their 16th straight loss.
Abbie Hix produced the lone run from a solo homer while Menard added two singles for WSC. Kortney Buresh, Vidlak and Hernandez all singled.
Maddie Moser (3-9) suffered the loss in three innings allowing eight runs (four earned) off six hits while striking out one batter and walking two. Adkison worked two innings allowing four earned runs off five hits while striking out and walking one batter each.
1 2 3 4 5 R H E
3 1 1 3 4 12 11 1 – Upper Iowa
0 0 0 1 0 1 6 4 – WSC
The Wayne State College softball team is next scheduled to host Minot State on Saturday, April 13 and University of Mary on Sunday, April 14. Both games are set to start at noon from the Pete Chapman Softball Complex, weather permitting.