No. 3 Illinois Wesleyan sweeps doubleheader against Monmouth
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- Molly McCready scattered five hits and struck out eight in game one while senior Alyssa Vorel allowed six hits and struck out seven in game two as Illinois Wesleyan took wins by scores of 3-2 and 3-0 against Monmouth in a doubleheader at IWU Field on Friday.
The No. 3 Titans improved to 10-1 while the Scots slipped to 7-4.
In the second inning of game one, Allie Riordan singled to left and was pinch run for by senior Stephanie Polich, who stole second. Hannah Bowen walked and senior third baseman Emma Clark singled to load the bases.
Sophomore Chloe Montgomery scored Polich on a sacrifice fly to right. Clark stole second and went to third on a fielding error, allowing Bowen to score. Junior catcher Kaity Crane delivered a single off the pitcher's leg to bring in Clark.
Monmouth's runs came on homers by Sommer Foster to lead off the game and Emily Watkins in the sixth inning.
In game two, the Titans scored twice in the fourth and one in the sixth to win game two. Clark led off the fourth with her third home run of the year. Polich singled and went to second on a sacrifice bunt by Jessica Toth, then advanced to third when the base was left unattended and scored on a throwing error by the first baseman.
In the sixth, senior Katie Bruins led off with a single through the right side and went to second on a single by Sarah Daley. With two outs, freshman Sara Rogers delivered a single down the left-field line to plate Bruins.