WSC softball splits on second day of Florida trip

The Wayne State softball team went 1-1 in action Monday during the second day of their Florida rip at the National Training Center Spring Games.

In the first game, freshman Maddie Moser fired a complete game four-hitter with seven strikeouts to power Wayne State to a 4-2 win over Notre Dame College of Ohio.

The Wildcats scored two runs in the bottom of the first as Katleyn Wobken singled and scored on a wild pitch while Emily Chandler singled and scored on a Rachel Shumaker single for a 2-0 Wildcat advantage.

After the Falcons answered with two runs in the top of the second, Wayne State took the lead for good in the bottom of the second on a Jordyn Breitbarth solo homer for a 3-2 lead. They added an insurance run in the bottom of the fifth when Morgan Vasa singled and scored on an Alyx Hagen sacrifice fly to close out the scoring.

Wayne State held an 8-4 edge in hits over Notre Dame College. Breitbarth was 2-for-3 with a homer while Chandler finished 2-for-3 with a pair of singles. Wobken, Vasa, Shumaker and Raquel Penke each singled.

Moser improved to 1-2 on the season with her complete game victory, working seven innings and allowing just two runs on four hits with seven strikeouts and two walks.

In the second game of the day, 13th ranked Southern Indiana scored at least one run in all but one inning as the Eagles flew past Wayne State 9-4.

The Screaming Eagles scored single runs in the first and second innings, plus four more in the bottom of the fourth for a 6-0 lead.

Wayne State mounted a rally with a four-run top of the fifth inning to get within two at 6-4. Wobken and Chandler produced RBI singles for the first two runs. Hagen followed with an RBI groundout while Shumaker belted a run-scoring triple.

Southern indiana regained momentum in the bottom of the fifth with two runs to take an 8-4 lead and scored another run in the sixth inning to close out the win.

Wobken and Chandler each went 2-for-4 with an RBI and run scored to lead the Wildcat offense.  Ashley Hernandez was 2-for-3 with a pair of singles with Shumaker adding an RBI triple and Breitbarth doubling.

Junior Riley Vanderveen (1-2) was tagged with the pitching loss, allowing nine runs (six earned) while throwing all six innings with four strikeouts and three walks.

Wayne State (3-6) resumes play on Wednesday with two games at the National Training Center Spring Games in Clermont, Fla., as the Wildcats meet Stonehill (Mass.) at 8 a.m. and Lewis (Ill.) in a 10:30 a.m. contest.

The Wayne Herald

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