DOVER, Del. – Wesley College's softball team concluded its season with a doubleheader split with Arcadia on Thursday afternoon at DuPont Softball Field. The Wolverines (17-17) dropped the first game, 6-3 before blanking the Knights (17-19), 8-0 in five innings in the nightcap.
Finishing the season at .500, Wesley, under third-year head coach Juli Greep, enjoyed its finest season in 13 years when the Wolverines finished 18-13 in 2001. The 17 victories are Wesley's most since 2005 when it also won 17 games.
Lily Engel pitched a three-hit complete game shutout in the nightcap and she also got plenty of help from her offense who scored in each of the first three innings. Wesley got one run in the first on an RBI sacrifice bunt by Kayla Fromal to score Steph Caracozza who started the game with a single through the left side.
The Wolverines then got three in the second on RBIs by Caracozza and Morgan Seymour. Caracozza also scored in the inning as Seymour reached on a throwing error, allowing her to score from second.
Wesley got another four runs in the third thanks in large part to back-to-back RBI doubles by Brook Creighton and Samantha Mahoski. Sarah Saunders and senior Ashly Bendorovich, who was honored pregame for starting in her final collegiate game at Wesley, started the frame with one-out singles and Bendorovich stole second to put two runners in scoring position. Creighton then doubled in Saunders and Mahoski then traded places with Creighton to bring in both runners.
Engel then recorded a 1-2-3 fourth inning and got out of a jam unscathed in the fifth to secure Wesley's victory.
Caracozza finished game two going 3-for-3 with two runs and a pair of RBIs while Bendorovich collected a pair of hits as well.
Wesley was not as fortunate in the opener but Seymour went 2-for-3 with a pair of RBIs and Caracozza also tallied a pair of hits.
Lindsay Siok pitched the entire game for the Wolverines in the loss, allowing five earned runs.