Marlins Sweep ODAC Doubleheader from Wasps

Marlins Sweep ODAC Doubleheader from Wasps

Marlins Sweep ODAC Doubleheader from Wasps

EMORY, Va. -- The No. 3 Virginia Wesleyan College softball team used the long ball, connecting on four homers Saturday to sweep Emory & Henry College in an Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) doubleheader.

Game 1: 11-5 Virginia Wesleyan Victory

Kiersten Richardson and Hanna Hull both homered to lead the Marlins to an 11-5 victory over Emory & Henry in the first game Saturday.

The scoring got started in the top of the first on a Cassetty Howerin single that scored Kiersten Richardson. Liz Bailey then scored on a Teresa Cardamone single to put the Marlins up 2-0.

Danielle Loving hit home runs in the second and third innings to put up four runs for the Wasps, a solo shot in the second before a three-run blast in the third.

Facing a rare deficit late in the game, Richardson was able to answer for the Marlins in the top of the fourth when she homered to center field to tie the contest back at four. Hull helped out her own cause when she hit a grand slam that scored Cardamone, Liz Bailey, and Blake Henderson to give VWC an impressive 8-4 lead.

Hanna Hull (13-1) earned the win for the Marlins, pitching six innings of four-run ball while striking out eight. Alana Peters pitched an inning of relief for the Marlins, allowing one unearned run.

Game 2: 3-2 Virginia Wesleyan Victory

Courtney Wright (11-0) pitched five innings, allowing two runs, to secure the win for the Marlins in the nightcap. Tiffany Cole (7-3) got the loss for the Wasps going all seven innings, allowing three runs and striking out two.

The Marlins got on the board first in the third inning when Jessica Lindsay hit a single to center that scored Cassetty Howerin.

Madison Glaubke stepped into the box to lead off the top of the fourth inning when she belted a pitch over the center-field wall to put the Marlins up 2-0.

Emory and Henry (17-7/3-3) had back-to-back RBI singles by Caley Hodge and Loving that scored Amanda Whitlow and Erin Anderson to tie the game at two in the bottom of the fifth inning. Another single loaded the bases, but Wright induced a soft grounder to throw out the runner at first and end the threat.

The Marlins wasted no time to take back the lead as Lindsay belted a home run to left field that ended up serving as the game-winning run.

No. 3 Virginia Wesleyan (27-1/8-0) returns to action tomorrow at Guilford (22-8/7-3).