Home sweep home: Waynesburg softball takes care of two-game series against Thiel

After two weeks and one day without action, the Waynesburg University softball team (13-4, 2-0 PAC) was able to take the field on Sunday for a double-header against Thiel (5-5, 0-2).

Waynesburg’s head softball coach Brett Shimek did not have to say much before the games.

“There are three teams 2-0 in this conference and there are three teams 0-2,” Shimek said. “I want to be 2-0.”

In the first game of the afternoon, star freshman pitcher Sydney Wilson got the start. She entered the game with 49 innings pitched and just one earned run allowed. 

Wilson pitched seven innings for another complete game shutout against Thiel. She allowed just three hits and one walk while striking out 11 batters.

“I don’t think there’s anything I can say,” Shimek said. “She’s been dynamite.”

Wilson also had an RBI triple in the 6-0 win over the Tomcats in game one.

Momentum did not stop there for Waynesburg and only took Waynesburg five innings to win game two.

Led by Reghan Benschoter, the Yellow Jackets put 10 runs on the board in the second game. Seven of those runs came in the first inning. Benschoter had a 3-3 performance, including a double and a triple, drove in three runs, and scored twice.

“The bats came alive, and that’s good to see,” Shimek said.

Ella Brookman pitched all five innings, allowing just one earned run on three hits and five strikeouts.

 “Ella was dynamite today too,” Shimek said. “We’ve got a good one-two punch.”

The two victories give Waynesburg a 13-4 record with a 2-0 conference record.

“I think you’ve got to win the games at home,” Shimek said. 

So far the Yellow Jackets have done just that with a 7-1 home record.