VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - The No. 1 Virginia Wesleyan University softball continued its win streak as it downed Eastern Mennonite in both games of a doubleheader. In game one, the Marlins shutout the Royals 8-0 before defeating them, 8-0, in game two. With the win, VWU remains unbeaten in both conference play (4-0) and overall (24-0). EMU slides to 13-7 on the season (1-3).
GAME 1: VWU - 8 EMU - 0
The Marlins got on the board quick as a Kerrigan Simpson sacrifice fly allowed Madison Glaubke to reach home plate in the bottom of the first. This combo teamed up again two innings later as a Simpson single drove Glaubke home again. Later in that same frame, Jessica Lindsay had her hand in the RBI game as she singled to plate Cassetty Howerin and a Katelyn Biando RBI single would make it 5-0.
In the fourth, Glaubke took her turn driving in a few runs as she cracked a two-run homer to make it 7-0. A Kiersten Richardson sac fly would eventually end the game in five innings.
GAME 2: VWU - 8 EMU - 0
Things got rolling for the Marlins in the bottom of the third as a Simpson double plated two for the home side. In the following inning, VWU piled in three more beginning with a Richardson RBI single. Two batters later, Howerin would bring home two with another single.
The Marlins then were able to force the mercy rule in the sixth thanks to some solid batting. With one out, Simpson doubled to put her in scoring position. Two batters later, Julie Fassl doubled, switching places with Large who was pinch running. Julia Sinnett was then able to finish the game as she smoked one down the right field line that allowed both her and Fassl to touch every bag.
Hull picked up her second win of the afternoon as she fanned 10 Royal batters through 5.0 innings in the circle. Hall would pick up the final inning, allowing just a single hit.
Softball returns to action at 2 p.m. on Friday as the team travels to Roanoke for a doubleheader with the Maroons.