Hood won the opener, 6-1, and Wesley bounced back to win the nightcap 6-2, in a CAC softball DH that capped a busy week with three teams battling for second place, all with four conference wins.
Saturday, Salisbury and Mary Washington both swept doubleheaders to remaining undefeated in CAC play. The 20th-ranked Sea Gulls (23-5) are on top of the standings with a 6-0 mark, followed by UMW (14-10) at 4-0.
Frostburg State (12-12) and York (7-11) are tied for third with 4-2 CAC marks. FSU swept a DH at York Wednesday before losing twice at home Saturday to Salisbury. YCP bounced back from the midweek losses to take a pair Friday at Hood. Salisbury also won twice Friday at Stevenson.
Sunday at Frederick, Md., Hood (6-17, 1-7 CAC) ended a 10-game losing skid with a 6-1 triumph over Wesley (11-13, 1-7 CAC) in the first game of a CAC DH. The Wolverines salvaged a split in the twinbill, winning the nightcap by a count of 6-2. Both teams are currently tied for fifth place out of seven teams in the CAC standings.
Alison Schuetz earned her first pitching victory for Hood by limiting the Wolverines to just four base hits in the opener. Amy Hagerdon went 2-for-4 at the plate and drove in four runs while Caity Battey and Kali Ball also knocked in runs for the Blazers. Wesley avoided the shutout with a run in the top of the seventh on an RBI-double by Nikki Barton.
In the nightcap, Wesley's Jessica Barranco belted a two-run home run over the leftfield fence and Ashlyn Booth laced a two-run triple to right field to highlight the Wolverines' five-run fifth inning in a 6-2 triumph. Jackie Yurchak had a three-hit performance at the plate while Casey Dunn, Jackie Wenzel and Stroup also collected a pair of hits, but the Blazers stranded 12 base runners in the game.