MARIETTA, Ohio – The Wilmington College softball team fell to Marietta College in an Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) series on Saturday, dropping game one 5-0 and game two 3-2.
Jordan Pallay provided the majority of the Pioneers' offense in game one as she hit an RBI-double to right center field in the first and a three-run home run to left field in the third. Another RBI-hit from Marietta in the third gave the hosts their fifth run.
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.
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 doubled the Quakers' lead with a 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.
Wilmington (9-13, 2-10 OAC) return home for a 10-game stand beginning with Capital University on Tuesday.