Wilson College Opens Up Conference Play With Pair of Wins

Photo provided by The Wilson College Athletic Association

Photo provided by The Wilson College Athletic Association

Game 1: Wilson 10, St. Elizabeth 2– The Phoenix scattered 16 hits in game one of their doubleheader against St. Elizabeth this afternoon, snatching the victory 10-2 in six innings of play.

Jennifer Hornberger produced a double to start the Wilson offense in the bottom of the first. Kayla Sullenberger hit a clutch RBI single, giving Wilson the early lead.

Taylor Crouse kept the St. Elizabeth College offense quiet on the mound for four innings. The Eagles strung together a pair of hits in the fifth inning to break the shutout. Crouse pitched out of a bases loaded jam with the score tied 2-2 heading into the bottom of the fifth.

Morgan Newell pitched in relief in the sixth inning for the Phoenix, giving up no runs. The Wilson offense exploded in the bottom of the sixth, as they scored eight runs off eight hits and two St. Elizabeth errors. The Phoenix took the game comfortably, marking their first conference win.

Jennifer Hornberger finished the game with three hit in five at bats, with an RBI and two runs scored. Kayla Sullenberger went 2-for-3 at the plate and recorded four RBIs. Kristin Hoffman also had a productive day at the plate, with two hits in three at bats and one run scored.

Morgan Newell earned the win for the Phoenix in relief, improving to 2-0 on the season. Taylor Crouse fanned 10 St. Elizabeth hitters and gave up two earned runs in five innings of work.

Game 2: Wilson 2, St. Elizabeth 1- Kayla Sullenberger earned her first win of the year, pitching a complete game against the Eagles and giving up just one earned run in the finale of the doubleheader against St. Elizabeth.

Wilson scored the first run of the game in the bottom of the first, when Taylor Crouse hit a sacrifice fly to left field to score Jennifer Hornberger. Hornberger started the rally with a lead-off single.

St. Elizabeth was able to string together a pair of hits to tie the game in the top of the fourth inning. Wilson’s bats went cold as they were unable to produce any offense until the bottom of the six inning. Taylor Crouse reached with a single with one out and advanced to second base on a wild pitch. With two outs, Crouse stole third and was able to score on an overthrow by the catcher. Wilson was able to maintain their tight lead and secure the victory for their second conference win.

Wilson scattered four hits in the game. Taylor Crouse finished the game going 1-for-2 with an RBI. Kayla Sullenberger earned the win in the circle, fanning seven Eagles.



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