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KWU Softball Rallies Past York

KSAL Sports - March 27, 2014 6:10 am

YORK, Neb. – Kansas Wesleyan scored four runs in the top of the seventh to break a 2-2 tie and come away with a 6-2 win over the York College Panthers on Wednesday afternoon at Miller Park. The game was a makeup from last weekend. The second game of the doubleheader was canceled due to weather conditions.

Wesleyan built a 2-0 lead in the game, scoring a run in the top of the second on a passed ball and adding another in the fourth on an RBI hit byReanna Guzman (JR/Lakewood, Calif.) that scored Ashley Moon (SR/Spokane, Wash.).

York scored twice in the bottom of the fifth to tie the game. A RBI single scored the first run and then an error allowed the second run to score.

Wesleyan was able to get York to leave the bases loaded in the bottom of the sixth without a run before exploding for four runs in the top of the seventh for the victory. All four runs were unearned in the inning as Wesleyan capitalized on a pair of errors by York in the frame. Kylee Timberlake (SO/Bonner Springs, Kan.) reached on an error to lead off the inning and then later scored on a stolen base. Stephanie Patterson (JR/Hutchinson, Kan.) drove in a run on a fielder’s choice and another York error on the play allowed another run to score. Noelle Skanderson (SR/Rohnert Park, Calif.) would single home a run as well during the rally.

Hannah Holt (JR/Shawnee, Kan.) would make quick work of York in the bottom of the seventh to preserve the win. Holt would get the win after relieving starter Daria Leid (SR/Carson City, Nev.) after the fourth inning. Holt threw three innings allowing two runs on three hits with a walk and two strikeouts. Leid allowed a hit with two walks and five strikeouts in four innings.

Patterson, Skanderson and Guzman all had two hits each for the Coyotes in the game and all three drove in one run to pace the Wesleyan offense.

The Coyotes are back in action on Saturday in a pivotal KCAC matchup against rival Bethany starting at 1 p.m. in Lindsborg. Wesleyan returns home on Monday taking on Central Christian at 3 p.m. and then Sterling next Wednesday at 4 p.m.