Softball Captures Little Three Title

Wesleyan’s softball team.

The Wesleyan softball team, led by head coach Jen Lane, captured the 2013 Little Three title after taking two of three games from Amherst over the weekend. Combined with their two wins earlier this year over Williams, the Cardinals went 4-2 for the Little Three crown. Su Pardo ’16 picked up both pitching wins vs. Amherst, giving up just six hits and one earned run over 12 innings of work with 13 strikeouts. Jill Gately ’15 was tremendous at the plate, going 5-for-9 in the series with two doubles, a home run, five runs scored and six RBI. She broke school seasonal records for both doubles (14) and RBI (44) while tying the mark for homers (6). Allee Beatty ’13 went 5-for-11 with four runs scored.

The Cardinals, now 24-7 on the year and ranked fourth regionally by the NCAA, need one win in the final NESCAC West series vs. Middlebury Fri.-Sat., April 26-27 to lock up a NESCAC tournament spot as well as set a program record for wins in a season. Two wins will make Wesleyan the top seed in the West for the playoffs to be hosted by Tufts Fri.-Sun., May 3-5.