WHEELING, WA – As rain moves through the West Virginia Northern Peninsula, the Wheeling University softball team has announced that this afternoon’s double down against West Liberty has been blocked. The games will now be played as part of a double header on Wednesday, April 27, with the first game at 3 and 5 PM. The two games were originally supposed to be played on April 6, but the bad weather forced the games to be moved too.
Inclement weather also looks to impact on the weekend against Concord previously scheduled for Saturday, April 9. The game will now be played on Monday, April 11, with the first game scheduled for 12:00 and 14:00. This moves Wheeling’s weekend opener to Sunday, April 10, when they take on Glenville State with the first pitch scheduled for 1 PM and 3 PM.
Wheeling comes from an effort where the offense fought against Frostburg State, but just did not have enough in the tank when they fell to Frostburg State in both games. In the first game, they fall 7-4 after scoring three runs at the top of the seventh inning when they looked to hold that momentum in game two. That would not happen because Wheeling was eight-run ruled in five innings when they fell in the game 12-1. They drop to 2-10 in conference play, but now get a chance to return home for the first time since mid-March.
Despite these losses, the Cardinals saw an individual milestone come to fruition courtesy of the latter Mackie Paxson. Paxson stepped up to lead off the top of the seventh in game one and lifted the first home run of her college career to start the three-run top of the seventh. She was 1-2 in the game and added a 0-0 effort in game two as the starting center fielder. In the second game, Mia Smallwood Would hit her first home run of the season accounting for Wheeling’s unique run of the game.
The Wheeling University Softball Team is now returning to action on Sunday, April 10, when they take on Glenville State with the first pitch scheduled for 1 PM and 3 PM.