Carter leads WC to doubleheader split with Bluffton


WILMINGTON — Lindsey Carter went 4-for-4 in a second game blowout of Bluffton Wednesday as the Wilmington College softball teamed earned a doubleheader split in its first home game of the season.

Wilmington lost the first game 5-4 then came back to win the second game 11-3.

In game one, Izzy Rothrock dipped to 1-1 as the sophomore allowed four earned runs on four hits with four walks and two strikeouts in 2.1 innings. Avree Entler finished the game in the circle for WC, striking out three and scattering four hits in 4.2 innings.

Wilmington, which outhit Bluffton 10-8, got three-hit efforts from both Judaea Wilson and Logan Julian with Julian driving in two runs. Olivia Doll also had two hits in the game.

In the nightcap, Wilmington put eight runs on the board in the third and cruised to an easy win. A Clinton-Massie graduate, Carter had a two-run triple and Wilson cleared the loaded bases with a double in the third.

Alexis Stringfellow earned the four-inning victory, striking out three and allowing four hits with two earned runs. Hillary Huffer hurled the final two innings for the Quakers.

Wilmington pounded out 14 hits with Carter going 4-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored. McKenna Archey finished 3-for-4 while Wilson and Doll had two hits each.

The Quakers (9-5) will head to Ohio Wesleyan University for a doubleheader on Saturday.

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