WPU Goes Long Three Times, but Swept by Pride

William Penn defends the plate against Clarke on Saturday.

William Penn defends the plate against Clarke on Saturday.

by Wade Steinlage

Oskaloosa–Roxanna Jensen (Sr., Coto de Caza, Calif., Psychology) left the park twice, but the Statesmen softball team did not have much success elsewhere as it was swept by Clarke in a Heart of America Athletic Conference doubleheader Saturday.

William Penn (13-28, 7-18 Heart) lost by scores of 6-2 and 7-1.

The Pride (15-21, 13-11 Heart), which outhit the hosts 9-7, scored two runs in the first, fourth, and fifth frames. The Statesmen made a small rally in the fifth and sixth with Tess Cheetham (Jr., Oceanside, Calif., Human Services and Sociology) beginning the rally with a solo home run, her first in the navy and gold. Jensen then matched Cheetham in the next inning with another one-run roundtripper.

Seven different players had a hit in the setback, while Katie Springer (Jr., Riverside, Iowa, Undecided) worked six innings in the start.

The Statesmen lost the hits battle just 5-4 in the nightcap. Unfortunately, two of CU’s base knocks were two-run homers in the second and third innings, while the visitors also had a three-run double in the fifth.

Jensen represented WPU’s only answer, pounding a solo shot over the fence in the fourth. The senior now has four home runs in 2018. Three different hurlers also saw action as Jillian Calabrese (Fr., Anthem, Ariz., Elementary Education) pitched 4 2/3 innings with two strikeouts.

Next Up: William Penn remains in Oskaloosa Sunday to face Mount Mercy in a Heart doubleheader at 1 p.m. Senior Day festivities will occur between the two games.



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