Softball sweeps series against Carlow

The Waynesburg University softball team was at home this Thursday as they played their first home game back from their spring break tournament against the Carlow University Celtics.  

The Yellow Jackets Swept Carlow in both games, winning by a score of 2-1 in game 1 and 10-4 in game two.  

“Anytime you walk away with a sweep, it’s a good day,” Shimek said. “With that being said, our goal is to continue to get better each time out and to peak towards the end of the season.” 

 Sophomore Autumn Stemple took the mound for Waynesburg in game one. Sample pitched all seven innings and racked up six strikeouts and only gave up one run on four hits on one error. 

Waynesburg gave Stemple some insurance as Francesca Beighley hit a sacrifice fly which allowed Trinity Edge and Grace Higgins to score for Waynesburg. Carlow would put a run on the board as Mckenna Pierce would hit a solo home run in the fifth inning.  

Game two would be more of the same for Waynesburg as they would put up 10 runs in game two as Waynesburg’s Kassidy Trimble, Jasmine Demaske, Kaitlyn Jagielski, Ella Brookman, and Edge all scored for Waynesburg with Edge, Jagielski and Demaske scoring multiple runs. 

Junior pitcher Sydney Wilson gave up three runs in the first inning in her season debut. She then would work around base runners in both the second and third innings, and she would set down the Celtics batters to end the top of the fourth inning.  

Carlow would add another run in the sixth inning to cut the deficit to 9-4. Waynesburg would end any hope Carlow had as Jagielski hit a solo home run that would put the Yellow Jackets up 10-4.  

Shimek said he liked his team’s approach to this game.  

“The approach is always the same for us, it is good pitching and defense. We have a great pitching staff and if we play defense behind them, we will be in every game.” 

When it comes to improvements for this weekend Coach Shimek said “We want to continue to get better with our situational hitting and we look to clean up some mistakes defensively.”  

The Yellow Jackets will be on the road this weekend as they travel to University, Heights Ohio to take on John Caroll University in a doubleheader, with the first game starting at 1 p.m.