W&J Softball Drops Two Saturday; Finishes With 1-3 Record At Salisbury
SALISBURY, Md. – Washington & Jefferson was defeated by Frostburg State (10-4) and Virginia Wesleyan (10-2, 5 innings) on Saturday in day two of the Salisbury Sea Gull Softball Classic.
The Presidents (1-3) fell behind 3-0 after one inning against Frostburg State, but rallied back to tie (3-3) in the fourth on junior shortstop Kelsey Cunningham’s (McMurray, Pa./Peters Twp.) RBI single. However, Frostburg State (5-3) answered with three runs in the bottom of the fourth and four more in the fifth to pull away.
Sophomore first baseman Susan Lessman (Dalton, Ohio/Dalton) and freshmen pitcher Emily Watson (Harmony, Pa./Seneca Valley) and catcher Jen Bahm (Pittsburgh, Pa./Mt. Lebanon) all had two hits to lead the Presidents. Watson took the loss after allowing five earned runs on eight hits (six walks) in 4 2/3 innings.
Virginia Wesleyan led 3-0 after three innings and sealed the win with five more in the fourth. Cunningham had two of W&J’s three hits, including a double, and scored the lone run. Junior pitcher Madison Rotto (Sarver, Pa./Freeport) took the loss after allowing six runs on five hits (7 walks, 3 strikeouts) in three innings.
The Presidents travel to Florida next weekend to compete in its annual southern swing starting Saturday against Hope at 1:00 pm.