Marietta sweeps two from WC softball


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MARIETTA – The Wilmington College softball team fell to Marietta College in an Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) doubleheader Saturday, dropping game one 5-0 and game two 3-2.

Wilmington could not string together hits against Jackie Mulvain as the Fightin’ Quakers got a runner to second base twice in game one.

Grace Shell took the loss for Wilmington, allowing four earned runs while striking out six in six innings pitched.

Savannah Hooper finished 2-for-3 for WC while Allison Pierce, Mariyah Burkhardt, Jillia Cook and KenDahl Bowles all had one hit.

In game two, Wilmington outhit Marietta 9-6 and scored first as Burkhardt singled home Meranda Wilson in the sixth inning. After the Pioneers failed to score in the bottom half, Pierce added to the Quakers’ lead with an RBI-double down the left field line scoring Savannah Hooper.

Beth Persicano, who had allowed just four hits through six innings, recorded two outs in the bottom of the seventh with a walk in between. Unfortunately for Wilmington, Marietta followed with a single and a walk-off, three-run home run from Erin Miller.

Savannah Hooper, Pierce and Cook all and multi-hit games for the Quakers while Hooper and Megan Crager both stole a base.

Wilmington (9-13, 2-10 OAC) returns to Clinton County for a 10-game homestand beginning with Capital University Tuesday.

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