Shepherd Softball goes undefeated over the weekend

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Courtney Clemons and Coach Shepherd celebrating Clemon's hit against the Cardinals on Saturday.

(THE PICKET) – The Shepherd Rams Softball team currently sits on a seven-game win streak after shutting down Wheeling Jesuit in all four games of the series and ramming West Liberty with a two-game defeat.

The Rams hosted Wheeling Jesuit on Friday and Saturday for double headers on both days. In the first game of the series Shepherd set the tone and took a dominating 11-4 win. The Rams had 11 hits. Alexandra Witt homered in the second inning and went 3-for-3 on the game. Kaitlin Munda took the W in the circle and went 2-for-4.

Alexandra Witt after a single against Wheeling Jesuit.
Allie Holmes
Alexandra Witt after a single against Wheeling Jesuit.

Shepherd continued to keep control in the second game sending the Cardinals to the hotel with an 8-4 loss. Of their 11 hits, Courtney Clemons went 3-for-3 and Kaitlyn Konopka went 3-for-5. Munda took over for Kirsten Barstad and got the win for the Rams.

Kaitlin Munda pitching against Wheeling Jesuit.
Allie Holmes
Kaitlin Munda pitching against Wheeling Jesuit.

The Rams came into the second day of the series strong and defeated Wheeling Jesuit 6-4 on Saturday. Keeping the bats hot from the day before, Shepherd had 11 hits. Connor Gilligan went 2-for-2 and Konopka went 2-for-4. Munda got the win in the circle.

Shepherd finished the series strong sending the Cardinals packing with a 9-1 defeat. Wheeling Jesuit had seemed to have had enough. Seven of the nine runs were unearned, all off of Cardinal errors. The Rams had a big fourth inning scoring seven of their nine runs. Clemons went 3-for-3 for the game and Barstad got the win.

Sunday rolled around and Shepherd rammed West Liberty right off the bat in the first inning with back-to-back solo home runs from Clemons and Konopka. Shepherd handed out another defeat. Clemons went 2-for-3 and Konopka went 3-for-4 in their 6-1 win, pitched by Munda.

Paige Buckworth battling against Wheeling Jesuit.
Allie Holmes
Paige Buckworth battling against Wheeling Jesuit.

The Rams were not tired of sending teams home disappointed and added one more to their list. The Hilltoppers took a 6-1 defeat in the second game of the double header. Of their 10 hits, Konopka, Rachel Taylor and Jessica Robinson all went 2-for-3. Barstad got the win in the circle.

The Rams lead the Mountain East Conference with a record of 27-12 overall and 20-5 in the MEC. The Rams continue their home stand on Monday when they host Lock Haven University for a double header starting at 1 p.m.