Softball Takes Two... Defeats Wesleyan (CT) and Olivet On Wednesday

Softball Takes Two... Defeats Wesleyan (CT) and Olivet On Wednesday

GAME ONE

 The Colonials got out to an early 1-0 lead in the top of the first as Jenna Houlahan (Yorktown Heights, NY) worked a walk to force in a run. 

 Izzy Linzer and Julie McDonald would score on hits by Rielly Wieners and Hayley Lipson to give the Cardinals a one run lead in the bottom of the second.

Jenna Putala would lead off the second with a double, and score on a Kendall Carr ground out to give Wesleyan a 3-1 lead.

Putala would steal home in the fourth inning to increase the Cardinals' lead to three runs, 4-1.

WestConn would get back to within a run as Sofia Palacios (San Fernando, CA) singled home two runs in the fifth to cut the Colonials' deficit to 4-3.

A five-run sixth inning would give the Colonials an 8-4 lead. Charline Plasczynski (Bristol, CT) hit a two-run home run while Tori Dugan (Norwalk, CT) and Kayla Nowak (Northford, CT) also knocked in runs.

In the bottom of the inning, Putala would hit her first collegiate home run to bring Wesleyan to within three runs. McDonald would later single to score Rachel Curran to make the score 8-6.

The Cardinals would not be able to get any closer, and Western would claim the victory.

GAME TWO

After falling behind, 4-0 after Olivet batted in the top of the fifth inning, WestConn scored five runs in the bottom half of the inning to take a 5-4 lead.  Three runs in the bottom of the sixth closed out the scoring.

Kayla Nowak (Northford, CT) continued her hot hitting as she went 3-for-3 with an RBI in the Colonials, 8-4 victory over Olivet College.

Freshman first baseman Sara Tenke (Glen Grove, NY) registered three hits as well and scored a run for the winners.

The Colonials, now 6-6, received an outstanding pitching performance from freshman reliever Angelina Miller (Holbrook, NY).  After coming on in the second inning for starter Jaclyn Smith (Sandwich, MA), Miller allowed one run on seven hits and struck out three.

Smith allowed three runs, just one of them earned, on two hits in one inning of work.

FROM HEAD COACH HEATHER STONE

"We are still trying to figure it out on the defensive end with so many new faces.  We intend on building off today's wins.  I was very impressed with the clutch hitting from our bench, Sofia Palacios and Kaley Langlois in particular.  Sara Tenke stepped up for her team today on both sides and led the way."

WHAT'S NEXT

WestConn wraps up its southern trip on Thursday when it takes on North Park University (8:00 am) and Smith College (10:30 am).