Salisbury Softball Sweeps Doubleheader With Wesley College
Salisbury (16-10, 3-3 CAC) won game one by a score of 9-2 and game two 11-3 in five innings.
The Sea Gulls began the first game with a Kristen Yanarella double to center fin the second inning. Yanarella then scored on an Emily Allen double to left field.
Salisbury would take a 3-0 lead after two more doubles, one from Amelia Trotter and the other from LeAnne Collins.
Wesley would score in the bottom of the third inning off of Salisbury starting pitcher Shannon Powell. The Wolverines (10-11-2, 0-5-1 CAC) would score again in the fourth, but could not keep pace.
Cat Ramagnano scored next in the top of the fifth off a single, then a Wesley error sent Ramagnano home to bring the game to 4-2.
The Wolverines had two singles in the fifth to put runners on base, but a fly out, pop out and ground out ended the inning without any runs. Powell won her sixth game of the year with seven hits and three strikeouts.
Allen had a solo home run in the sixth inning for one of three runs for the inning and two more runs were scored by the Sea Gulls in the seventh.
Salisbury opened the second contest with a four run first inning off Wesley pitcher Abbey Mayse, with a two-run single from Yanarella and a triple from Sami Mumford.
The Sea Gulls scored four more runs in the second inning, highlighted by Annie Pietanza’s two-run home run. The Wolverines removed Mayse in the second and Salisbury scored twice more off Dori Loukopoulos in relief.
Pitcher Rachael Milligan did not allow any runs in the game off four hits, two walks and four strikeouts in her fifth win of the season. Salisbury went to the bullpen in the fifth inning where the Wolverines scored three, then Milligan returned to end the game.
Pietanza went five for seven total with three runs and two RBIs, while Ramagnano had two hits with two runs and two stolen bases.
Salisbury has their next game on Friday, when they go to Southern Virginia University for a doubleheader scheduled to start at 2 p.m.