Cardinals Split Pair of Five-Inning Games in Florida on Day 3 of Excursion - Allee Beatty '13 & Amy Lindland '14 Have 6-Game Hit Streaks

Allee Beatty '13 (left side photo) and Amy Lindland '14 (right side photo) combined for five of Wesleyan's 14 hits on the day as each connected for a safety in both games, pushing their hitting streaks to all six games thus far, as Wesleyan split a pair of five-inning games Fri., March 15 in Florida.  Wesleyan took the second game vs. Becker, 8-0, after dropping the first game of the day to Hood, 10-2.  Wesleyan has the day off Saturday and resumes its two-games-a-day mode Sun., March 17 against Ramapo and Wellesley.

Caitlyn Grudzinski '13 (photo insert) tossed 4.1 innings of shutout ball against Becker as the Cardinals jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the 1st inning.  Alex Sarkowsky '14 and Matti Peters '13 had the only hits for the Cardinals in the inning as four Becker miscues made the four runs unearned.  A single by Beatty in the 2nd and a pair of stolen bases, including home, made it 5-0.  Lindland had a RBI single to start the scoring in the 4th and Sarkowsky finished it off with a two-run hit, upping the margin to 8-0.  Grudzinski got the first out of the 5th before giving way to Amanda Roosa '16, who got the final two outs to seal the win.

In the opener, Hood got four runs in the bottom of the 1st to take the lead for good after Beatty singled, stole second and scored on a Tori Redding '13 hit to begin the scoring in the top of the 1st.  Another Cardinal run in the 3rd, with a Lindland double bringing home Lexi Parr '15, made it 4-2, but Hood added a run in the 3rd, four more in the 4th and when Hood got its 10th run of the game in the bottom of the 5th, the mercy rule took effect, ending the contest.

Through six games, Beatty is hitting a lofty .579 and is 7-for-7 in stolen bases.  Lindland is right behind at .550.  The team is hitting at a .354 clip while the pitching staff has a 3.47 ERA.

(action photos courtesy of Davd Getchell P'14)