WICHITA, Kan. – The Wichita State softball team won a pair of exhibition games Saturday at Wilkins Stadium. The Shockers defeated Pratt Community College, 10-0, and Seminole State College, 6-0.
The Shockers started off strong in Saturday’s opening game against Pratt Community College, with sophomore Cacy Williams driving in senior Erin Carney on a fly to left-center in the first inning.
A four run third inning for Wichita State blew open the game as sophomore Brittany Fortner hit a line drive up the middle to bring in Melanie Jaegers. Following Fortner’s double, Williams hit a SAC fly to bring in Brittany Fortner, and senior Ali Vandever drove in Erin Carney soon after, extending the Shocker lead, 5-0.
The bats kept working for Wichita State in the bottom of the fourth with junior Megan McCracken’s two-run double to center.
The Shockers added two more runs in the fifth with junior Melanie Jaeger’s two-run grounder up the middle, giving Wichita State the 10-0 win.
Freshman Kaitlyn Malone got the win in the circle for the Shockers, throwing five innings, allowing no runs.
In Saturday’s final game against Seminole State, Wichita State once again got the bats going early with Cacy Williams who hit a line drive up the middle, eventually stealing home to get the first run up on the board in the second inning. Sophomore Liz Broyles hit a line drive double to right field to score freshman Kennedy Long and Jaegers hit a grounder down the third base line to eventually score Broyles, giving the Shockers a 3-0 lead.
Wichita State added three more runs in the sixth inning, including a home run from senior Molly Baker, which would give the Shockers a 6-0 victory over the Trojans.
Senior Sloan Anderson got the win in the circle for Wichita State, throwing seven innings and allowing just four hits.
The Shockers are next in action Saturday, Sept. 28 when they take on Crowder at 11 a.m. and Pittsburg State at 1 p.m.