Softball Starts Off Conference Play With A Sweep

The Wilson College softball team began conference (CSAC) play on Saturday, March 30, against Centenary University on the road in a doubleheader. The first game started at 1 p.m. followed by another at 3 p.m. The Phoenix (5-3-2, 2-0 CSAC) went on to win both games to complete a sweep against the Cyclones (7-15, 2-2 CSAC) with scores of 4-0 and 7-0.
To start game one, Megan Potter ’20 was on the mound. Potter kept Centenary’s offense silent the entire game. Both were going at it back and forth up until the fifth inning. Taylor Durant ’22 came up to the plate in the top of the fifth and hit a ball hard into right center field to bring in two runs. This gave the Phoenix a 2-0 lead. It continued into the top of the sixth inning when Meghan Bradley ’21 was able to score on a wild pitch giving Wilson a lead of 3-0. A couple of batters later, Durant got another hit towards the right side of the diamond that scored another run increasing the score to 4-0, giving her a total of three runs batted in for the game. The Phoenix went on to win the game 4-0. Potter threw a complete game shutout with ten strikeouts, which earned her fourth win in the season.
In game two Daphne Buzard ’ 21 started the game. She had a strong bottom of the first in which she got three consecutive Cyclone hitters out. Going into the top of the second, Jennifer Cail ’20 reached based on an error which ended up helping to score a run, giving the Phoenix the lead of 1-0. Heading into the top of the third inning, Chloe Perrin ’22 came to the plate and hit a double which brought a run across to score. Following her, Alison Shockey ’20 got a base hit that brought another run across for the Phoenix giving them a lead of 3-0. In the top of the fourth inning, the Phoenix kept the bats hot and scored four more runs. Perrin brought in the first run of the inning with a hit to left field. Then, Jessica Kosheba ’22 came across to score on wild pitch. The Phoenix would go on to score the final two runs on a fielding error, giving them a score of 7-0. Wilson gained the second win of the day behind Buzard, who threw seven brilliant shutout innings with four strikeouts, where she earned her first victory on the season and threw her first career collegiate complete game shutout for the Phoenix.

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