TIFFIN, Ohio—Wittenberg University swept the Heidelberg University softball team today in non-conference games at Hedges Boyer Park in Tiffin, Ohio. The Tigers took the first game, 6-4, and won the second game, 9-0.
In the first game, Wittenberg (13-7) scored two runs in the top of the sixth inning and four in the seventh to erase a 2-0 deficit. Heidelberg (9-4) rallied for two runs in the seventh thanks to a two-run single by senior first basemen Bessie Artino (Bellevue), but came up short.
Junior shortstop Bridget Moran (Lakewood/Senior) singled in freshman right fielder Ashley Kessler (North Olmsted) in the second and an run batted-in single by senior designated hitter Lexie Pinkelman (Metamora/Evergreen) that scored sophomore center fielder Jami Wagner (Alvada/New Riegel) put the Berg ahead, 2-0.
Wagner was 2-for-3 with two runs in the first game, sophomore second baseman Erica Huffman (Strongsville) was 2-for-4 with a double and a run, and Artino was 1-for-3 with two RBI.
Junior righty Ali Sayre (Sylvania/Northview) started on the mound and worked a total of seventh innings, being relieved briefly by Pinkelman. Sayre allowed two runs (none earned) on six hits and struck out four while walking three, but it was Pinkelman who suffered the loss to fall to 3-1.
Tori Amicon led the Tigers at the plate in the first game, going for 2-for-4 with one RBI and a run scored.
Julia Williams allowed all four runs (three earned) on 10 hits and fanned two batters to improve to 4-2.
In the second game, Wittenberg scored one run in the first inning, two more in the third, four in the fifth and two in the seventh. Rachel Ross hurled a shutout, scattering just six hits and striking out three.
Huffman was 3-for-4 at the plate for Heidelberg in the second game.
Jessica Snyder’s 2-for-4 performance at the plate to go with two runs and Carly Cribbs, who went 1-for-4 with two RBI and two runs, guided the Tiger attack.
Freshman righty Erica Jordan (Bellevue) tossed 4.2 innings, allowing seven runs (four earned) on just four hits and struck out one. Sophomore righty Melissa Lovatie (St. Clair Shores, Mich./Lakeview) finished the final 2.1 innings and gave up two runs on three hits.
Heidelberg returns to the diamond Tuesday, March 27 when it faces Bluffton University in a non-conference game in Bluffton at 3:30 p.m.