Kelley and Wroblewski toss shutouts in FMU sweep

Kelley and Wroblewski toss shutouts in FMU sweep

FLORENCE, SC – Senior right-hander Shelby Kelley tossed a four-hitter and sophomore righty Samantha Wroblewski followed with a one-hitter as Francis Marion University captured a pair of 1-0 wins over the University of Mount Olive, Thursday afternoon (Feb. 11) in non-conference softball action.

Francis Marion evens its season mark at 2-2.  The Patriots will play host to Mars Hill University for a twinbill on Saturday at 1:30 p.m.  FMU is in the midst of a 16-game homestand to open the 2016 campaign.

In the opener, Kelley (1-1) struck out four and walked only two.  The Patriots scored their lone run in the fourth frame.  Freshman catcher Chelsea Welty reached base on a fielder's choice grounder, took second on a wild pitch by Mount Olive starter Madison Johnston (1-2), advanced to third on an infield single by junior second baseman Taylor Brunson and continued home when the ball was thrown wildly past third.

Senior first baseman Shannan Lopez went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead FMU.

In the second game, Wroblewski (1-1) allowed only a leadoff single to Trojan first baseman Anna Ingram in the second inning.  She retired the last 17 batters she faced, while registering four strikeouts against no walks.

As in the first game, Welty scored the game-winning run.  She led off the sixth inning with a bloop single behind the second base bag.  She advantaged to second on a sacrifice bunt by junior right fielder Kaylee Childers, and crossed the plate on an RBI-double to left centerfielder by Brunson.

Welty went 2-for-3 in game two as the Patriots were limited to four hits by Mount Olive left-hander Caitlin Ewers (0-2).

 
 
Francis Marion Univ. 1, Univ. of Mount Olive 0 (Feb 11, 2016 at Florence, SC) (Game 1)
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Univ. of Mount Olive 000 000 0 -  0  4  1      (2-3)
Francis Marion Univ. 000 100 X -  1  6  0      (1-2)
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Pitchers: Univ. of Mount Olive - Madison Johnston and Anna Ingram. Francis Marion Univ. -
Shelby Kelley and Chelsea Welty.
Win-Shelby Kelley(1-1)  Loss-Madison Johnston(1-2)  T-1:26  A-0
Weather: Mostly Sunny, 43, Winds N @ 4

 

Francis Marion Univ. 1, Univ. of Mount Olive 0 (Feb 11, 2016 at Florence, SC) (Game 2)
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Univ. of Mount Olive 000 000 0 -  0  1  1      (2-4)
Francis Marion Univ. 000 001 0 -  1  4  0      (2-2)
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Pitchers: Univ. of Mount Olive - Caitlin Ewers and Brooke Kamphuis. Francis Marion Univ. -
Samantha Wroblewski and Chelsea Welty.
Win-Samantha Wroblewski(1-1)  Loss-Caitlin Ewers(0-2)  T-1:24  A-55
Weather: Sunny, 44, Winds N @ 4 mph