The Candor

Softball continues to fly high: Wolski breaks NAC hits record vs. CUC

By Tom Brown

STAFF WRITER

 

The Benedictine University softball team completed a double-header sweep of Concordia University-Chicago Tuesday night at the Sports Complex. With the win, the Eagles have now won 11 games in a row.

BenU got off to a strong start in game one, going up 3-0 in the first inning as their first four hitters reached base safely. Kelly Mieszala led off the game with a single and was driven in on an RBI single by Brittney Adcox. For the game, Adcox and Miezala had two hits apiece for the Eagles while Nikki Powers had two RBI’s in the contest.

On the mound, Brittney Adcox got her 13th win of the season with a complete game shutout. Adcox walked one and struck out four while surrendering just four hits.

In game two, the Cougars would strike first as they jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the second inning. The Eagles would come back and tie the game in the third as Brittney Wolski scored on an error.

The game remained tied after seven innings, and in extras, BenU was able to muster across the winning run in the bottom of the eighth. Nikki Powers singled home Wolski to end the game.

Eryn Pondo started the game for the Eagles, going 6.1 innings while allowing just one run on seven hits. Adcox finished the game for the Eagles, picking up her 14th win as she pitched the final 1.2 innings.

With her three hits on Tuesday, Wolski became the all-time hits leader in the Northern Athletics Conference, as the senior shortstop now has 216 hits for her illustrious career.

The Eagles will look to make it 12 games in a row on Wednesday when they travel to Rockford for a NAC matchup with the Regents.