Fulton, Missouri – The Iowa Wesleyan University softball team was scheduled to play at home this afternoon but the due to the weather forecast, the Tigers traveled to Westminster College instead. IW played two SLIAC conference games against the Blue Jays. They dropped both games by scores of 10-0 and 10-2.
In the first game of the day, the Tiger offense could not get the bats going against the Westminster pitching. IW recorded just one hit in the game. The lone hit for the Tigers came in the third inning. Ashley Machholz (FR/Mediapolis, IA) came up to the plate with one out and singled to left field. After a fly out, Machholz was able to advance a base when she stole second. The inning would end with Machholz stranded on second.
IW failed to get anything going in the fourth and fifth innings, resulting in the Tigers being shut out 10-0.
Iowa Wesleyan was looking for a different result in the second game of the day. Unfortunately, IW's offense still struggled against Westminster. They were able to get five hits in the game, but the hits only resulted in two runs.
Westminster took an early lead when they scored two runs in the bottom of the first inning. Iowa Wesleyan came back in the top of the second to tie the game up at 2-2. Julie Dodd (SO/Rock Falls, IL) singled to right field with one out. Sheridan Gealow (JR/Huxley, IA) came to the plate and hit a home run to put the Tigers on the board. IW would end the inning with two strikeouts which brought the Blue Jays to the plate.
The bottom of the second inning saw the Blue Jays explode on offense. They scored eight runs to take a 10-2 lead over the Tigers. Iowa Wesleyan would record just one hit in each of the final three innings. Sheridan Gealow doubled in the fourth inning for her second hit of the game. Ashely Machholz had the final hit of the game in the fifth inning with a single to right field.
The Tigers are scheduled to play Principia College on Friday, April 21 if the weather holds off. They will play a double header in Elsah, Illinois at 1 pm. Iowa Wesleyan is now 9-17 overall and 4-6 in SLIAC play.