Softball Sweeps Neb. Wesleyan to Push Win Streak to Four

Softball Sweeps Neb. Wesleyan to Push Win Streak to Four

The Buena Vista softball team put up a handful of crooked numbers on Tuesday night, and that resulted in a pair of lopsided victories over Nebraska Wesleyan in Storm Lake.  BVU took the opener 8-2 before completing the sweep with a 12-5 triumph.

BVU did most of its damage over the first couple innings of both games, including three runs in the first inning of the opener after Nebraska Wesleyan grabbed its only lead of the day with a run in the top half.  Marissa Schmidt, who blasted the walk-off on Monday night, singled sharply into left center in her first at-bat on Tuesday, driving in two and giving the beavers the lead right back.  ReAnn Cappel singled home a run later in the inning as BVU went up 3-1.

Taylor Frain pushed it to 5-1 in the second when she connected on a two-run home run to right center for her second round tripper of the year and first in conference play.  BVU went on to add single runs in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings before the Prairie Wolves scored the game's final run in the seventh.

Frain went 2-for-4 with the two RB and two runs scored while Keely Bycroft doubled and tallied two base knocks.  Cappel also doubled and went 3-for-3 with two runs scored. 

Bycroft was also in command inside the circle as she pitched the first five innings, allowing an unearned run on three hits while striking out six.

The Beavers came out firing in the nightcap, posting five runs in both the first and second innings to take an early 10-0 lead. 

Frain was at it again for BVU, going 3-for-5 with a double, an RBI and three runs scored.  Autumn Boland was 2-for-4 with four RBI and two runs scored as Keely Bycroft doubled and finished with two hits and two runs scored.

BVU took advantage of a pair of defensive miscues in the first inning to score three of their runs.

The Beavers also stole five bases in the contest, including two from Schmidt.

Moriah Guyett went the distance yet again and improves to 11-5 on the year.  She scattered six hits in the contest, struck out six and walked three.

Buena Vista has now won four straight and is 5-1 at home.  The team, now 18-12 overall (6-4 IIAC) and in fourth place in the IIAC standings will travel to fourth-ranked Luther College on Saturday afternoon for a 1:00pm doubleheader against the Norse.