College softball: Wesleyan coach wins 900th game as coach
CLERMONT (Fla.) – No. 16 West Virginia Wesleyan posted two more shutouts on Monday as the Lady Bobcats improved their record to 6-0 overall.
The Lady 'Cats defeated Seton Hill by an 8-0 score in six innings this afternoon and then won a 1-0 decision over Lewis University this evening.
While both wins were important, there was something a little extra special about the first win today.
It was Steve Warner's 900th career win as a head coach in the NCAA Division II ranks – all in a Wesleyan uniform.
In his 24th year at Wesleyan, Warner now owns a 901-330-1 coaching record, which ranks him 44th on the all-time victories list across all divisions of the NCAA.
Among active coaches at the NCAA Division II level, Warner is now sixth in the nation with his 901 wins.
He is ninth on the NCAA Division II level in winning percentage at .730.
The Lady Bobcats made it look easy in coach Warner's 900th win as they scored two runs in the first and three more in the second inning to grab an early 5-0 lead.
Wesleyan tacked on one more in the fourth inning and two more in the sixth as the game was halted on the mercy rule.
Wesleyan pounded out 11 hits with Brooklyn Waddell getting three while Anna Eggleston and Morgan Bruce each getting two.
Hannah Vet threw a one-hit gem as she didn't walk a batter and struck out five.
Win No. 901 was a little tougher to come by for Warner and his Lady Bobcats as they eked out a 1-0 win over Lewis.
The lone run came in the top of the fifth inning for the Lady Bobcats.
Tori Pogue singled to left scoring Taylor Barnett for only run the Lady Bobcats needed.
Barnett had the only multi-hit game for the Lady Bobcats as she collected two hits.
It was the fourth shutout in six games for Wesleyan this spring.
Sayaka Foley improved her record to 2-0 as she pitched a complete-game shutout allowing just three hits while fanning six.