Clarion softball drops doubleheader to Slippery Rock, Wilcox keeps hot streak going

After being rained out for two days after the scheduled first pitch, the Clarion University softball team finally got back to action Monday in Slippery Rock.

The Golden Eagles fell in both games to The Rock by scored of 2-0 and 5-2 respectively.

Game one was a complete game shutout for Slippey Rock pitcher Carly DeRose who gave up only four hits in her seven inning outing.

DeRose struck out five Clarion batters on the day.

Taylor Welch was involved in both of the Slippery Rock runs.

She scored in the fourth inning on a Lauren Hawley single, and knocked in the second run with an RBI single to center in which Paige Flore scored.

Sophomore shortstop Casey Wilcox was productive for Clarion in game one going 2 for 3.

Paige Baker has thrown 26.1 innings this season.

Sophomore Paige Baker took the loss on the mound pitching all six innings for Clarion, giving up two earned runs on four hits and three walks.

The only difference between games one and two was that the Golden Eagles were able to get home a few runs in game two falling 5-2.

Clarion was first on the board in game two midway through the game.

In the fourth inning Slippery Rock gave Clarion a run on a throwing error during a play in which junior Christina Tressler stole second base.

The error allowed pinch runner Audrey Hummel to score.

Slippery Rock was given the run, plus one, right back in the bottom of the inning. Slippery Rock’s Alaynna Beers and Megan Maloney both scored on a play that involved a wild pitch as well as a throwing error.

Clarion evened the game in the fifth inning on a Megan Anderson sacrifice flyout in which Lydia Middaugh scored.

Slippery Rock however pulled away with the victory in the fifth inning when Caitlin Baxter knocked in two runners on a two RBI single.

Slippery Rock would add one more in the sixth on an RBI groundout by Kaylee Pistorius.

DeRose pitched the first five innings of this game giving up two runs, however, both unearned.

Brooke Dawson was awarded with a two inning save in the Slippery Rock victory.

Both pitchers struck out four.

Senior Shawna Crago received the loss, pitching all six Clarion defensive innings in the ball game. She gave up five runs, four earned, and struck out five.

The Golden Eagles softball team were scheduled to take the field again Tuesday but that game was postponed.

The next scheduled game for the Golden Eagles is Friday against the Seton Hill Griffins.

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