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WSC Softball Wins Two Over Winona

Posted: 26 April, 2013

WAYNE - The Wayne State College softball was able to bounce back from a tough weekend by posting two wins over Winona State who is the number one team in the conference and third in the region. The Wildcats defeated the Warriors 2-0 in game one and then notched an 11-0 victory in five innings in game two. Sara Scheffert went the distance pitching for WSC in both games and picked up two more wins to improve to 14-5 on the season while Lexie Loos swung a hot bat going 3-6 with six RBI’s in the two games combined. Wayne State is now 25-11 overall and 16-6 in conference play while Winona State falls to 29-9 on the year and 14-4 in the NSIC.  
            The Wildcats got on the scoreboard first in game one when Kylee Simpson singled down the left field line to score Megan Hagemann and gave WSC a 1-0 advantage. The game would remain 1-0 until the bottom of the sixth inning when Wayne State scored one insurance run when Lexie Loos hit an infield single to score Kaiti Williams. Sara Scheffert would then retire all three batters she faced in the top of the seventh inning to preserve the 2-0 victory.
            Wayne State outhit Winona State 7-3 in game one but they did leave six runners left on base compared to five for the Warriors. Lexie Loos and Kaiti Williams led the Wildcats at the dish with two hits each while Loos and Kylee Simpson each had one RBI.
            Sara Scheffert was in control of the pitching circle the entire contest as threw a complete game three-hitter while striking out four batters and not walking any. Britt Steward was tagged with the loss in game one for WSU and is now 10-7 on the year.
            Game two ended in the fifth inning as the mercy rule came into effect when the Wildcats defeated the Warriors 11-0. The Wildcats started their scoring onslaught in the bottom of the second inning when they scored two runs off of RBI’s by Lexie Loos and Megan Hagemann. The Wildcats would then tack on four more runs in the bottom of the third inning capitalizing off of a throwing error by Winona State to score one run. Sam O’Brien, Loos and Hagemann each then recorded one RBI in the inning. WSC then erupted to score five runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to extend their lead to 11-0. The scoring got started when Kaiti Williams singled up the middle to score Kylee Simpson. Kelcie Bormann then singled through the left side to score Vicki Nielsen. The big hit of the inning once again came off the bat of Lexie Loos when she hit a three run bomb over the right field fence to give Wayne State the 11-0 lead. Sara Scheffert then closed out her complete game effort by getting two of the three outs in the top of the fifth via strikeout.
            The Wildcats again outhit the Warriors in game two this time by a margin of 11-3. Wayne State left only three runners stranded while Winona State left four runners on base. Kaiti Williams was a perfect 3-3 in her at bats in game two to record one RBI and scored three times but Lexie Loos stole the show by notching five RBI’s. Vicki Nielsen also had two hits to go with two runs scored while Jordan King, Kelcie Bormann, Sam O’Brien, Megan Hagemann and Michelle Thille each had one hit. Hagemann finished the game with two RBI’s.
            Sara Scheffert shutdown the Warriors hitting attack for a second straight game and fired another complete game three-hit shutout while striking out three opponents and surrendering one walk. With the two wins, Scheffert improved to 14-5 on the season. The Wildcats handed Ashley Walker her first loss of the season for the Warriors as she was 14-0 coming into the contest.
            Wayne State will be back at home this weekend facing Minot State and the University of Mary. The Wildcats will host the Beavers on Saturday with doubleheader action set to begin at noon and then will play the Marauders on Sunday with game one of the doubleheader again set to begin at noon. 



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