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Softball Sweeps Ohio Chillicothe in Doubleheader

Photo by Randy Sarvis
Photo by Randy Sarvis

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio - The Wilmington College softball team won both games of a doubleheader against Ohio University Chillicothe on Sunday, winning game one 13-0 in five innings and the nightcap 11-2 in six innings.

The Fightin' Quakers scored in each inning in game one including a four-run second inning and three-run third and fourth innings. Allison Pierce, Ali Dixon, Alecia Kemp, Megan Crager and KenDahl Bowles all recorded RBI hits in the game.

Starting pitcher Grace Shell allowed just two hits in the shutout victory while striking out five batters. Ohio Chillicothe got a runner to third base just once in the game.

The top and bottom of Wilmington's lineup produced in game one as Crager finished 2-for-2 with four RBIs and two runs scored at the top of the order while Sawyer Hooper went 2-for-3 with three runs scored. Dixon also turned in a multi-hit contest.

In game two, the Quakers jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the top of the first on RBI-hits from Dixon, Jillia Cook and Mariyah Burkhardt. Ohio Chillicothe got one run back in the third, but a four-run fourth inning that saw Wilmington bat around put the game out of reach.

Beth Persicano earned her sixth victory of the season striking out three batters and allowing two earned runs in six innings of work. Offensively, Wilmington had a dozen hits including two Dixon, Burkhardt, Sawyer Hooper and Bailey Sweeney.

Wilmington (13-15) returns to action against Hanover College on Thursday.