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
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.
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.
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).