Softball wins four-game series at home

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Softball wins four-game series at home

Alyssa Schropp

Alyssa Schropp

Photo by Aarhon Young

Alyssa Schropp

Photo by Aarhon Young

Photo by Aarhon Young

Alyssa Schropp

Sarah Macias, Staff Writer

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The Wayne State College softball Wildcats shook off a mid-week doubleheader loss in Winona, Minn., by sweeping a four-game series this past weekend at home.

 
Cassy Miller threw a complete game win in the opener to start the Wildcats’ sweep over Northern State Saturday afternoon.

 
Wayne had 12 hits in the 11-2 win. Morgan Hoeg went 3 for 3 scoring two. Katelyn Wobken ended 2 for 4 with four RBI and two runs scored while Emily Chandler was 2 for 4 with three RBI. Lexie Loos, Melanie Alyea, Sam O’Brien, Alyssa Schropp and Caitlin Fehringer each added one hit for the Wildcats.

 
The ‘Cats had nine hits in the game.  Loos was 3 for 4 with a run scored. Mel. Alyea was 2 for 3 with two RBI while O’Brien finished 2 for 3 with a homer. Schropp and Fehringer also had hits for WSC.

 
Shelby Wobken earned herself the win in the circle with four shutout innings of relief, allowing just four hits with one walk and one strikeout. Miller worked the opening two innings and did not allow a hit while walking two and striking out three.

 
Sarah Macias retired all three batters in the seventh to earn her second save of the season. Combined, they had a four-hit shutout leading the Wildcats to a 3-0 win to complete the sweep.

 

Wayne State used a three-hit shutout and 12 strikeouts from Miller in the opener Sunday afternoon and a six-run sixth inning in the second game to sweep MSU Moorhead 1-0 and 7-1.

 

The ‘Cats had five hits in the game to three for MSU Moorhead. Fehringer finished 2 for 3 with a double and single. Chandler, Mel. Alyea and Abbie Hix each had singles.

 

Miller was on fire on the mound to earn the win for the Wildcats, allowing just three hits and no runs with 12 strikeouts and just one walk.

 

Game two Wayne strung some hits together in the sixth inning to complete the sweep with a 7-1 win over the Dragons.

 

Loos was 3 for 4 with two runs scored followed by K. Wobken going 2 for 3 with a double, triple and three RBI’s. Hoeg added two hits including a double while Mel. Alyea doubled and Chandler had a single.

 

S. Wobken started the game and worked 3 2/3 innings, allowing five hits and one run. Miller worked 3 1/3 innings of hit-less relief to pick up the pitching win, striking out four.

 

“We had a lot better energy and were consistent throughout the weekend which we weren’t at Winona,” Miller said. “We also played our game and didn’t let any bad call bother us; we controlled the controllables which is so important to our success.”

 

The Wildcats traveled to Winona, Minn., Tuesday, March 29, when they dropped a doubleheader to the Winona State University Warriors.

 

Wayne lost game one 6-2. The ‘Cats had four hits in first game, led by Chandler’s solo homer and two RBI’s. Loos singled and scored the other Wildcat run, while  O’Brien and Hix both had singles.

 

Miller got the ball in game one and suffered the pitching loss, allowing four runs on three hits over four innings of work.  She walked four and struck out one. Riley VanderVeen worked the final two innings and allowed two runs on three hits with one strikeout.

 

The Warriors shut out the Wildcats in the second game, 8-0.

 

WSC had five hits, all singles. Loos had two of them, and. K. Wobken, Hix and Schropp also singled for the ‘Cats.

 

“Everyone always told me that the season flies by and I never really believed them until now,”Chandler said.“One thing that actually surprised me was how close our team is. I mean coming in I figured we would be pretty close, but I can say I’ve never been on a team that gets along this well.”