Softball

Cards Play #4 Coast Guard Tough as Allee Beatty '13 Extends Hitting Streak to 12 - Season to End at Hamilton

Allee Beatty '13 (#22, right side photo) led off the bottom of the 1st inning with a ground single past first base and added a bloop single to right in the 6th inning to account for two of the Cardinals' four hits off #4-ranked Coast Guard pitching ace Hayley Feindel and up her current hitting streak to 12 games.  Wesleyan hung tough with the Bears, dropping a 3-0 decision in Middletown Wed., April 27, in the team's home finale.  Wesleyan concludes the campaign on the road with a weekend NESCAC West series at Hamilton beginning Fri., April 29 with a single game.  The Cardinals and Continentals close out their series with a double-header on Saturday.

Dana Levy '12 (#10, left side photo) had a strong game in the circle for Wesleyan, allowing just six hits during a complete-game effort.  She had trouble in just one inning, that coming after getting the first two batters out in the 3rd.  Coast Guard combined three hits and a walk, one of the hits a two-run triple, to score all of its runs.  Otherwise, Levy limited the Bears to just three hits and no runs over the other six innings.

Beatty improved her batting average to .413, just shy of Talia Bernstein '11, who had a solid ground single to left in the game.  Both are tied for the team-high in hits with 38, but Bernstein has one less at-bat to give her a .418 average.  They will settle the battle for the Frummer Award, presented to the Wesleyan player with the highest batting average, during the final three games.  Bernstein now has 185 career hits, which ranks second all-time, just three behind Wesleyan leader Meaghan Dendy '10, who graduated with 188 safeties.