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Softball Goes 1-1 in Friday Spring Games

Softball Goes 1-1 in Friday Spring Games

(KISSIMMEE, Fla.) - The Thomas More women's softball team went 1-1 in the Spring Games today, taking on No. 2-ranked Illinois Wesleyan and Southern Maine. The Saints fell 2-1 to the Titans but defeated the Huskies 10-2 in six innings. With the split, the Saints move to 5-5 on the season. 

#2 ILLINOIS WESLEYAN

  • Illinois Wesleyan got on the board first in the first inning with a 1-0 lead.
  • The Saints answered in the third inning when Alix DeDreu doubled in right-center field, scoring Baylee Hobeika for the Saints lone run of the game. 

  • DeDreu was on the mound against the Titans, facing 24 batters allowing only two runs off five hits and three strikeouts. 
  • DeDreu, Andrea Gahanand Morgan Wells each recorded one hit in the game. 
  • DeDreu with the lone double and RBI in the game for the Saints.
  • Whitney Quillen recorded a sacrifice bunt for the Saints. 
  • Illinois Wesleyan had the 5-3 advantage in hits and a 2-1 advantage in RBI's.
  • Last season, the Titans defeated the Saints 4-0 in the NCAA Tournament. 


SOUTHERN MAINE 

  • Southern Maine got on the board first, scoring one in the top of the first inning. 
  • The Saints countered with two runs, starting with a single from DeDreu to right field, scoring Maddie Johnson.
  • Mary Beth Odom doubled to left center, scoring Dedreu.
  • DeDreu walked and advanced Quillen to second, Johnson to third, and scored Sydney Turner.
  • Odom hit a Grand Slam over the left field fence, scoring DeDreu, Quillen, and Johnson in the second inning. 
  • In the fourth inning, DeDreu hit a grounder to shortstop, scoring Johnson.
  • Turner singled up the middle, scoring Amanda Lloyd in the fifth inning. 
  • In the sixth inning, Andrea Gahan hit a single to third base, advancing DeDreu to second and Quillen scored sliding under the tag at home to send the Saints home with a victory.

  • Olivia Jackson got the start for the Saints on the mound, facing 15 batters, allowing two runs and striking out two batters.
  • Hannah Sprague replaced Jackson, facing 11 batters, allowing zero runs and striking out two batters. 
  • DeDreu and Odom both hit doubles in the game.
  • Odom also hit for a Grand Slam and recorded five RBI's.
  • DeDreu recorded two RBI's, Gahan and Turner both with one against the Huskies.
  • Quillen, DeDreu, Gahan, and Turner each recorded two hits in the game. 
  • Johnson recorded three runs after getting walked three times. 
  • The Saints had the 13-5 advantage in hits and a 9-1 advantage in RBI's. 

  • The Saints conclude the Spring Games tomorrow taking on Ramapo and William Paterson.