Quakers rally to earn split at Baldwin-Wallace
WC takes game two, 4-3
April 15, 2012
Chelsea Morrow's two-run double helped Wilmington to a game-two win over Baldwin-Wallace.
BEREA — Wilmington College bounced back from a game-one run-rule loss to beat Baldwin-Wallace in game two and earn an Ohio Athletic Conference split Sunday afternoon.
The Yellow Jackets won the opener, 11-3, but Wilmington evened things on the day with a 4-3 win in game two.
“It was huge for us to come up here and get a win,” Wilmington head coach Beth Floyd said. “Our kids showed great mental toughness. They bounced back from the loss, and did it at a tough place to play. Baldwin-Wallace is always a very tough and competitive team.”
In the opener, Stacy Lunsford (Wilmington/Clinton-Massie) stole home to give the Quakers a 1-0 lead in the first inning.
In the third, Erika Lee (Blanchester) delivered a two-run double that put Wilmington in front, 3-0.
Baldwin-Wallace (5-5 OAC, 16-12 overall) responded with a run in the third and four more in the fourth to take a 5-3 lead.
The Yellow Jackets erupted for six more runs in the sixth inning to seal the deal.
“We did a nice job of getting up, but Baldwin-Wallace just started stringing hits,” Floyd said.
Catlin Shilling (Waverly) had two of Wilmington’s six hits in the opener.
In game two, the Jackets got on the board first with two runs in the opening frame.
Wilmington (3-7, 12-18) bounced back with three runs in the second inning, two chased home by a Chelsea Morrow (South Vienna/Northeastern) double.
“Chelsea came up huge for us,” Floyd said. “That was a big hit that really helped shift the momentum.”
Shilling singled and later scored on a BW error as Wilmington went up, 4-2, in the third inning.
Jess Clutter (Englewood/Northmont) made the lead stand as the freshman went the distance, giving up eight hits to earn her fifth win of the season.
“Jess was outstanding. She did a tremendous job of changing speeds and hitting her spots. She just went out and challenged every batter,” Floyd said.
Shilling capped a 4-for-6 day with a pair of singles.