MACON, Ga. - The Sewanee softball team suffered a doubleheader sweep at Wesleyan College, falling 6-4 and 12-4, Sunday afternoon, to start the 2019 season.
INSIDE THE MATCHUP
Final Score (Game 1): Wesleyan 6, Sewanee 4
Winning Pitcher: MacKenzie Hooker (1-0)
Losing Pitcher: Kendell Goodrum (0-1)
Final Score (Game 2): Wesleyan (2-0) 12, Sewanee (0-2) 4
Winning Pitcher: Jillian Crosby (1-0)
Losing Pitcher: Rowan Jordan (0-1)
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-In the second, Sewanee added two more runs. Willis scored the first run of the frame by reaching base on Wesleyan's third error of the game. Emily Taylor, who was hit by a pitch earlier, scored.
-Taylor Wagner kept the line moving with a base knock to bring home Willis.
-The Wolves responded in the bottom of the second and fourth innings to take a 4-3 lead.
-Sewanee evened the score with a RBI single by Rachel Hoffman in the top half of the fifth.
-In the bottom half, the Wolves regained the lead for good. After Sewanee gunned down Brianna Collender at the plate attempting to steal home, Jillian Crosby gave the home team the 5-4 advantage by reaching on a Sewanee error and seeing Yasnei Llavore score.
-Wesleyan added an insurance run in the sixth to secure the 6-4 victory, despite the Tigers having the tying run at first base and the go-ahead run at the plate in the seventh.
HOW IT HAPPENED - GAME 2
-Despite Sewanee striking first again in game two thanks to an RBI single by Hoffman, the Wolves scored six runs in the second and four runs in the fourth. The Wolves finished the contest in the fifth via mercy rule, 12-4.
SEWANEE KEY STATISTICS
-Taylor Wagner finished the day with four hits, two in each game, with two runs scored and an RBI.
-Rachel Hoffman delivered three RBI on three base hits in the double-dip.
WESLEYAN KEY STATISTICS
-Brianna Collender drove in two runs and had four hits to lead the Wolves.
-MacKenzie Hooker (1-0) struck out three in the circle, going the distance. Jillian Crosby (1-0) allowed one earned run on five hits in 4.1 to secure the win in game two.
The Tigers return to the field next weekend at the Piedmont Classic, playing contests against Piedmont and Covenant Saturday, Feb. 16.