For the second time in as many days, the Ladies softball team split a home doubleheader. Saturday, the Ladies shared wins with No. 22-ranked Case Western Reserve University. Sunday, they returned to the diamond and split two with the Marietta College Pioneers. Kenyon took game one, 7-2, and Marietta claimed game two, 7-5.
The split moved Kenyon’s overall record to 14-8 and Marietta’s to 8-8.
The Ladies clubbed 10 hits in game 1 and attacked Marietta pitching right from the start. In the bottom of the first inning, the Ladies logged their first run after freshman Grace Finn laced a one-out single up the middle. Finn then stole second, moved to third on a ground out and scored on a wild pitch.
Finn finished the game 4-for-4 with three RBI, three doubles and two runs scored. Grace Pilz and Amanda Coyle both contributed two hits.
Keely Sweet, Kenyon’s starting pitcher, went the distance, giving up two earned runs on eight hits. She didn’t walk a batter and she struck out three to improve to 7-5 on the season.
Marietta starting pitcher Jackie Mulvian didn’t make it out of the sixth inning. She took the loss, giving up all seven Kenyon runs on 10 hits and a walk.
In game 2, the Ladies had a little more difficulty figuring out Marietta hurler Maddi Liston, who held Kenyon hitless until a one-out Lauren Graf single in the bottom of the fourth.
The Ladies were limited to seven hits in game 2. Graf and Coyle each had two. Finn had one hit and finished the two-game set 5-for-7 with five RBI, four doubles, two runs scored, a walk and a stolen base. Coyle was a combined 4-for-6 with four runs scored, a triple and a double.