Wolves Softball Falls to Covenant in Season Opener
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Wesleyan College ()
2/11/2017 | Wesleyan | Attendance: 103
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PitchingIPHRERBBSO
Win: Tyler Epes (1-0) 3.020001
Loss: Valerie Clower (0-1) 7.0127432
BattingABRHRBIBBHR
S. Schmitt (CCW) 403000
Tiffani Linville (WC) 201010
McKenzi Shelpman (WC) 301000
Brooke Tussinger (WC) 301000

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Macon, GA - Covenant College spoiled the season opener for Wesleyan College by taking both ends of a doubleheader at the Mathews Athletic Complex, 7-0 and 8-0.

By the Numbers:

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
CC (3-0) 0 0 7 0 0 0 7 12 1
WC (0-1) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3

 

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
CC (4-0) 0 0 0 5 3 x 8 8 1
WC (0-2) 0 0 0 0 0 x x 0 1 3

 

Notables:

  • Despite the lopsided scores, Wesleyan's pitchers held Covenant scoreless in nine of the doubleheader's 12 innings.
  • McKenzi Shelpman picked up a hit in her first game for the Wolves.
  • Quanetria Jackson and Miriam Grant joined Shelpman in their collegiate debuts.

Quotable:

Wesleyan head softball coach Dickey Hightower remarked, "The scores don't accurately reflect how we played today.  Our pitching and defense were decent, but offensively we stuggled. I know we will start to hit the ball better than we did today as the season progresses and we get more reps.  We have a lot of work to do before next Saturday, and we will focus primarily on offense this week.  I think we had some first game jitters out there today, so hopefully we will get past that and play a little more consistently next weekend."  

"One very positive note was that Valerie Clower went the full seven innings in her first game, and although she threw a few too many pitches, it was a good performance after not pitching for almost two years due to an injury."

Up Next:
Saturday, February 18 vs. Sewanee (DH) | Macon, GA | 1:00pm/3:00pm