TIFFIN, Ohio – The Wilmington College softball team concluded Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) play with a pair of losses at Heidelberg University on Saturday, falling 3-2 in game one and 8-0 in six innings in game two.
The Student Princes opened the scoring with an RBI-triple from Kaitlin Keys in the bottom of the second inning, but the Fightin' Quakers tied the game on an RBI-groundout from Jillia Cook in the top of the third. Beth Persicano stranded a Heidelberg runner on third base with one out in the bottom of the fourth, an RBI-double from KenDahl Bowles gave the visitors a 2-1 lead in the top of the fifth.
Casey Moore tied the game by leading off the bottom of the sixth with a solo home run. After a one-two-three inning in the top of the seventh, a lead-off double scored the game-winning run in walk-off fashion for Heidelberg.
Persicano took the loss despite pitching 6.1 innings and allowing three earned runs on seven hits. Kaitlyn Moore earned the complete-game victory allowing seven hits and two earned runs for the Student Princes.
Cook finished 2-for-4 with an RBI while Bowles was 2-for-3 with an RBI. Sawyer Hooper also had two hits with a run scored for Wilmington. Kaitlin Keys and Bailey Smith both went 2-for-3 for Heidelberg.
In game two, the Student Princes tagged Quaker starter Grace Shell for three earned runs in the first inning. Unfortunately for the visitors, Wilmington would get a runner to second once over the final five innings.
Kaitlyn Moore, who also pitched the first game, allowed four hits in the shutout victory for Heidelberg.
Wilmington (13-19) concludes its OAC series with a 4-14 record. The Quakers will conclude their 2018 season with a doubleheader at Franklin College on Monday.