NCAA Softball News

Wesley Pitches Gem On Native American Heritage Day

South Carolina

STARKVILLE On a day designed to honor her, Aspen Wesley threw a complete game in a 4-1 series-clinching victory against South Carolina on Native American Heritage Day.
Wesley struck out seven while walking just one batter to pick up her fifth win of the year. She needed just 89 pitches and allowed four hits.
“She threw a great game, to come out and just really, I thought, stay in control the entire game,” head coach Samantha Ricketts said. “She was attacking the zone, going right at the hitters. She did just a great job mixing and was calm and collected and gave us a chance to get the offense going there. But, just poise, mixing her pitches – just doing what Aspen does best. I think it’s a little bit more important to do it with her fan base, her family and everyone here to support. It was definitely a special day for Aspen, and I’m glad that we could get her that opportunity today.”
Offensively, State (21-8, 2-0 SEC) was paced by Paige Cook whose two-run homer broke a scoreless game open in the bottom of the fourth. Chloe Malau’ulu and Jackie McKenna both collected doubles, and Macy Graf delivered an RBI triple. Cook also put a run on the board with a sacrifice fly.
After Friday night’s game featured a combined 28 strikeouts between the teams, MSU struck out just once on Saturday. The Bulldogs also improved to 6-1 when they do not make an error in the game.

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