William Penn Swept by Webber International

William Penn University Athletics

William Penn University Athletics

by Wade Steinalge

Babson Park, Fla.–The Statesmen softball team knocked the ball around the diamond quite a bit on Wednesday, but unfortunately could not keep pace with Webber International as it was swept in a non-conference doubleheader.

WPU (7-7) lost by scores of 8-1 and 11-5. The squad will wrap up its time in the Sunshine State Thursday, facing Keiser in a non-conference twinbill starting at noon.

The navy and gold claimed an immediate 1-0 advantage when Lindsay Lambert (Sr., Elk Grove, Calif., Elementary Education) doubled home Lexi Resa (So., Liberty, Mo., Biology) in the top of the first.

The Warriors answered in the bottom of the second; the score remained tied for the next several innings. Unfortunately, WIU (9-5) pulled away with a huge sixth frame, scoring seven runs.

William Penn was outhit 8-6 with Lambert going 2-for-3 and Sonia Reddy (Jr., Tracy, Calif., Exercise Science) finishing 2-for-4. Katie Springer (Jr., Riverside, Iowa, Psychology and Human Services) struck out two and walked one in a complete game. The Statesmen defense struggled behind her however with three errors, permitting four of the Warriors’ runs against Springer to be unearned.

WPU once again took the early advantage in the nightcap, putting two on the board in the first inning. Hayley Freestone (Las Vegas, Nev., Business Management) headlined the action with an RBI single that plated Brown.

The next few innings belong to WIU, however, as the hosts scored seven unanswered. A pair of run-scoring singles by Reddy and Emily Brown (Sr., Waverly, Iowa, Biology) trimmed the margin to three at 7-4 entering the bottom of the sixth, but the Warriors put the contest away with four scores in that half frame.

Freestone managed another RBI one-bagger in the seventh to complete the day’s scoring. She was 3-for-4 at the plate, while Reddy, Brown, Resa, and Whitney Stone (Fr., Roseburg, Ore., Education) all posted two hits. Eight William Penn starters recorded a hit as the team finished with 14. The home crew was even more successful at the plate, though, with 16 total base knocks.

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