No-Hitter Caps Off First Day of Beach Blast
Game 1 - 10-5 Virginia Wesleyan Victory
Baruch got on the board first in the Marlins' first game Saturday, scoring three runs in the top of the second inning. The Marlins responded with a a pair in the bottom half of the frame off a two-RBI double from LeAnn Adkins.
Virginia Wesleyan took the lead for the first time in the bottom of the third as Teresa Cardamone and Brittney Jackson drove in single runs, spotting the Marlins a 4-3 lead heading to the fourth inning.
Baruch battled back, taking a 5-4 lead before the Marlins rallied back in the fifth to put the game away.
Blake Henderson walked in front of a Beth Ford single. With one out and two on, Taylor Galvin, who had just entered the game in the top of the frame, blasted a three-run homer for a 7-5 lead. Kayla Malkos provided an RBI groundout later in the frame for the 8-5 edge.
Henderson cranked a homerun of her own in the bottom of the sixth, a two-run shot, to produce the final score.
Game 2 - 13-0 Virginia Wesleyan Victory
The Marlins got off to a quick start in game two as Courtney Bogan led off with a single before stealing second and third. Malkos walked, stealing second herself, before a passed ball allowed them both to move up for a 1-0 lead. Cassetty Howerin's sacrifice fly made it 2-0. A Jessica Lindsay homerun capped off the three-run frame.
Those three runs would be all the duo of Shipp and Peters would need, but the Marlins continued to connect at the plate.
Lindsay's shot was one of four hit by the Marlins on the afternoon, with two homers coming off the bat of Howerin.
Howerin and Henderson each hit three-run dingers in the top of the second inning as Virginia Wesleyan scored seven in the inning to go up 10-0. Howerin hit her second three-run homer in the bottom of the third, making the score 13-0.
Shipp (4-0) struck out three in three innings for the victory. Peters pitched the final two innings of relief, striking out four and walking one.
Howerin finished game two with a 2-for-3 days with two runs scored and a career-high seven RBI.
No. 7 Virginia Wesleyan (7-1) concludes play in the Beach Blast with a 12 p.m. tilt with Keene St. before playing Rutgers-Camden at 2 p.m.