MINNEOLA, FL – The Wayne State College softball team had their National Training Center Spring Games come to a close Thursday.
WSC traveled over to Minneola, Florida to face Concordia College in the morning and St. Joseph’s (IN) during the afternoon.
Wayne State struck early with a pair of first inning runs over Concordia College before adding another pair of runs in the second to lead 4-0. Following three scoreless innings, Concordia College got on the board with one run as the ‘Cats brought in three more runs in the seventh. Concordia College scored one more run during the bottom of the seventh, but it was WSC taking the 7-2 victory.
Sophomore Abbie Hix was three-for-four at the plate with a home run and two RBI’s. Senior Alyssa Schropp and freshman Blair Shanks each doubled.
Junior Nataliah Hopkins picked up the win (3-7) with five scoreless innings of work allowing five hits while striking out four batters. Freshman Allison Niemeier pitched the final two innings allowing two runs off of two hits and walking one batter.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R
2 2 0 0 0 0 3 7 – WSC
0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 – CC
During the afternoon contest the ‘Cats battled with St. Joseph’s (Indiana). Again, in the first inning WSC brought in one run while scoring two more runs in the third to lead 3-0. St. Joseph’s got on the board with a run in the fifth as the ‘Cats answered with another run in the sixth to remain ahead 4-1. One last run was brought in during the seventh for St. Joseph’s to find Wayne State winning 4-2. Wayne State went 3-5 during the NTC Spring Games, including three losses by one run each to now sit 4-14 overall.
Junior Katelyn Wobken went three-for-four from the plate with a double and two runs scored. Sophomore Emily Chandler also went three-for-four with a pair of RBI’s as junior Rachel Shumaker added two singles.
Hopkins picked up back-to-back wins (4-7) in a complete game allowing two runs (one earned) off of five hits while striking out five batters and walking one.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R
1 0 2 0 0 1 0 4 – WSC
0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 – St. Jo
Wayne State College will continue their road journey in the Missouri Western Tournament in St. Joseph, Missouri on Friday, March 17 – Sunday, March 19. The ‘Cats will play six games in three days.