Scots Fall Against Top Team in NCAC

Marissa Norgrove
Marissa Norgrove

In a battle between the top teams in the North Coast Athletic Conference, The College of Wooster softball team dropped a pair of contests at DePauw University on Sunday, 3-1 and 2-0.

The ability to score with two outs played a major role in game one, while in game two Wooster recorded just two hits.

A two-out single put DePauw on the board in the first of game one, while Wooster answered in the third with a two-out single of their own as Molly Likins brought home Emmalee Cooke.

DePauw made it 2-1 in the bottom of the inning on another two-out hit with a single to center field.

The Tigers then scored again in the fifth after starting pitcher Olivia Johnson recorded strikeouts on the first two batters she faced. A walk and an error allowed DePauw to score on a double steal.

Johnson dropped to 13-4 after allowing just two earned runs in six innings. She struck out five. Wooster recorded four hits, one each from Cooke, Likins, Marina Roski and Heidi Likins.

In game two, Wooster mustered just two hits in the 2-0 loss. Molly Likins and Gabby Lakes were responsible for the two hits.

Marissa Norgrove started and took the loss. She went five innings, giving up one earned run.

DePauw's two runs came on balls that stayed in the infield. A fielder's choice brought home a run in the first, and a sacrifice bunt made it a 2-0 game in the third.

Wooster falls to 22-10 and 9-2 in the NCAC, while DePauw improved to 20-10 overall and 10-0 in the conference to remain in first place.

The Scots will look to get back in the win column Tuesday when they host Hiram College.