Sat, Feb. 15, 2014 - [Softball]
BETHANY, Okla. – The Kansas Wesleyan Softball team had an impressive start to the 2014 season as the Coyotes blasted the Southwestern Christian Eagles 15-0 and 12-4 on Friday in Bethany.
The Coyotes scored three runs in both the first and second innings of the first games before plating six in the top of the third. The Coyotes added two more in the fourth and another in the fifth before the game was ended on the run rule.
Stephanie Patterson, Ashley Moon and Lindsey Weaver all had three hits for the Coyotes in the opener, while Kimberly Patterson would go 2-for-3 in the game and would drive in four runs. Kim Patterson had a 2-run double while Steph Patterson would hit a 2-run homerun for the Coyotes.
The Coyote pitching staff would toss a one-hitter in the opener. Daria Leid would go four innings and not allow a hit while striking out nine and Hannah Holt would pitch the fifth inning for the Coyotes, allowing one hit and striking out one.
The second game saw the Coyotes take a 1-0 lead in the top of the first only to see SCU tie things up in the bottom half of the inning. The Coyotes would score two in the third, only to again see the Eagles answer with two runs to keep things tied.
Finally in the fourth, the Coyotes broke things open with five runs to which SCU had no complimenting answer. The Coyotes would add a single run in the fifth, two more in the sixth and a run in the seventh on the way to victory.
Wesleyan would have 13 hits on the day led by Ashley Moon and Lindsey Weaver who both went 3-for-4 in the game. Moon would drive in four runs and Weaver, along with Rachel Rheaume would knock in two for the Coyotes. Freshman Taylor Heins would go five innings in the circle for the win, allowing four runs on seven hits with six strikeouts before giving way to Hannah Holt for the final two innings, allowing two hits with a strikeout.
The Coyotes continue their season opening road trip on Saturday, travelling across town in Oklahoma City to take on Mid America Christian starting at noon.