The Elmhurst College Women’s Softball team split their games with Wheaton College on Monday, April 11, after losing their first game and winning the second.
Both were high scoring home games for EC, with the first one ending in 7-2, favoring the Wheaton Thunder. Late scoring was evident with all of the runs taking place after the sixth inning.
The Thunder and the Bluejays matched with two runs per team in the seventh inning, tying the score and following with no runs in the eighth.
Sophomore Pitcher Stephanie Sturino kept the runs from coming throughout this first game, keeping them on first and second and only let one Wheaton player get to third until inning six.
In the seventh, Junior Outfielder Bri Getzloff managed to get a single, followed shortly by Senior Brianna Thompson getting a walk, putting Getzloff at second. Junior Lauren Rismondo was the one to get Getzloff and another player home with a hit to the outfield, tying up the game in the seventh.
The rest of the Wheaton runs were gained in the ninth, with five more runs and little time for the Bluejays to make a comeback.
However, in the second game of the double-header, the Bluejays hit the ground running with the final score of 8-1, a win for Elmhurst.
Again, there were many innings without full runs, a five inning streak while the two pitchers brought their A game.
Freshman Morganne Evans managed to steal home in the sixth inning, providing the first point for the Bluejays.
The odds kept in favor of Elmhurst when the seventh inning rolled around, allowing for seven runs for the Bluejays.
Singles and doubles were thrown around everywhere, with Rismondo doubling to left field, allowing Evans and Junior Angela Villagomez in for the runs.
The Wheaton College Thunder gained their one and only run of the game when their player, Christina Sandstedt scored a homer to left field and ran it in.
The softball team also played North Central College on April 14, with double losses. They are set to play Concordia University in River Forest on April 20.
Photo by Mia Harman