|Emmalee Cooke records an out at second base during Wednesday's double header.|
Backed by solid pitching performances The College of Wooster softball team managed a split in North Coast Athletic Conference play with Hiram College on Wednesday with a 4-0 win and a 1-0 loss.
Wooster started the day with a promising three-run, five-hit first inning, but the bats quieted as the games progressed.
Wooster got to starting pitcher Bailey Scheck early as three singles loaded the bases. Marina Roski then capitalized with two outs with an RBI single to center field. Heidi Likins followed with a single down the third base line that scored two more.
Wooster got two hits for the rest of the game, both of which came in a one-run sixth inning. After Molly Likins singled to lead off the inning, Roski recorded her second RBI with a double to left center.
That was all the run support Olivia Johnson (14-4) would need as she allowed just three hits through seven innings. She also struck out 10 as she faced just 28 batters.
In game two, Wooster could not string anything together. They totaled just six hits as Roski and Grace Randall each recorded two.
Scheck started again for the Terriers, pitching the complete six inning shutout for her ninth win of the season.
Marissa Norgrove (6-6) gave up one run in six innings for the loss. Hiram got to her in the sixth as Giselle Bahena had a two-out single down the right field line that eventually determined the game.
Wooster left two on base in the sixth and one in the seventh, leaving Torrey Totman on first to conclude the game.
The Scots moved to 23-11 overall and 10-4 in the NCAC with the split. They remain in second place of the standings. Hiram is now 11-22-1 overall and 6-8 in the conference.
Wooster has a busy weekend ahead of them. They will travel to the University of Mount Union on Friday for a non-conference double header, conclude conference play Saturday at Ohio Wesleyan University and will wrap up its regular season Sunday with a home double header against Heidelberg University.