WAYNESBURG, Pa. (March 31) – On Thursday March 30, the Waynesburg University Softball team defeated the Chatham Cougars in a double header winning the first game 8-0, and 7-2 in the second game.
Waynesburg started red hot with Brin Hunter hitting a two-run double, scoring Grace Higgins and Dilyn Roberts.
Waynesburg got most of their runs this game in the bottom of the third inning. Reghan Benschoter and Jasmine Demaske had one RBI each, while Kassidy Trimble had two.
Starting pitcher Sydeny Wilson pitched five innings of three hit, shutout softball.
“I think everything went really good,” Wilson said. “We played clean, we were producing hits and when we needed them our pitching was great.”
In the second game the narative remained the same.
Waynesburg struck first off an error from right field, scoring Higgins. The Yellow Jackets scored another run off of a bases loaded walk.
No other runs were scored until the bottom of the fourth inning when Hunter hit a two-run RBI double. Benschoter helped bring home Hunter off an RBI single.
Chatham cut into the lead with a two-run double, making the score 5-2.
However, Sydney Senay joined the two RBI club in the sixth to finish of the scoring and the game finishing 7-2.
Autumn Stemple and Wilson pitched in the second game. Stemple went five innings, allowed eight hits and two runs. Wilson for the second time allowed no runs off two hits.
“Autumn and I have been wokring together for a really long time, probably since we were 10 years old,” Wilson said. “We both have learned off each other’s strengths and weaknesses as we have developed…We know what the big goal is for this team and we know that we in order to meet our goal we have to keep opponents hitting to a minimum.”
With this sweep the Yellow Jackets are 13-3 overall and remain undefeated in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference with a record of 4-0.
Wilson said while the team is off to a great start they have to make sure not to get ahead of themselves.
“I’ve learned to take things one day at a time and never take them lightly,” Wilson said. “Most of the teams were plaing are coming for us no matter what we know what we have ti do is keep the ball in our court so we just keep playing our own game.”
The Yellow Jackets get back onto the field at home Sunday for a double header against Mt. Aloysius. First pitch is set for 2 p.m. and the second game shortly to follow.