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Softball team comes up short in pair of well-pitched games

Chloe Burdette
Contributing Writer

Last Friday, The College of Wooster Fighting Scots fell in both ends of a doubleheader against Denison, each game having a final score of 2-1.

The games had a very slow start, with both teams fighting to keep the scoreboard at 0-0. Denison was able to tack on a run in the fourth inning, scoring a runner on an error. Maddy Chase ’18 had a strong day at the plate, going 3-for-3 with an RBI to tie the score at 1-1 in the fifth inning.

Shortly after this RBI, the Denison Big Red responded in the 6th inning with the go-ahead run by means of an RBI double from Amanda Howell ’19. Wooster’s Maddy Chase ’18 went a full seven innings, only allowing three hits from the Big Red and striking out five hitters.

The second game followed almost the exact same script as the first, right down to the final score. Marissa Norgrove ’21 started on the mound and only gave up one earned run through gameplay. Torrey Totman ’21 added a pair of hits to help the Scots’ cause offensively.

The Scots remained scoreless until the sixth inning, when Marina Roski ’20 came up to bat and smashed an RBI single to cut Denison’s lead in half. However, the Fighting Scots were not able to muster anything else, stranding Roski on first base.

In the seventh inning, Wooster was unable to produce any more hits, leaving Denison with another 2-1 win and the sweep. Norgrove was left with the loss for the Fighting Scots, allowing nine hits and one earned run while striking out three hitters.

“Both of the games were really close,” Totman said. “It came down to single plays. We played hard both of the games and never gave up fighting. It just came down to hits. Although we ended up with the losses, we are ready to fight and play hard the next game and improve any way we can.”

With the victories, The Denison Big Red advances to 14-6, and 8-2 in league play. Wooster walks away with a record of 11-17 overall and 4-6 in the North Coast Athletic Conference.

Up next for the Fighting Scots is a journey to Allegheny College on Wednesday, April 18 to try and improve their record, followed by a game against Heidelberg on Sunday, April 22 to cap off the week.

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