(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 Gahan, and 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 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.