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Wesleyan tops GAC 9-4

Wesleyan used timely hitting and aggressive base running to top Greater Atlanta Christian 9-4 Tuesday night in softball.

The middle of the Wolves’ order struggled on the night but Sydney Stone and Meredith DiStasi reached base in every at bat and Riley Henning went 2-for-3 with an RBI and two runs to lead their team to the victory.

“We have some girls down in the bottom of the order that we could move up higher,” Wesleyan coach Nichole Dixon said. “Riley Henning and Sydney Stone are great hitters and they showed that tonight.”

Wesleyan (7-5,1-0) also got a solid outing on the mound from starter Dacia Jones who battled all night from behind in the count. Jones allowed a run in the first inning to give GAC an early 1-0 lead, but settled down and limited the Spartans to just two unearned runs over five innings to earn the win.

“I thought she did a good job,” Dixon said. “I was very proud of her for how she continued to fight. She had a long week last week, but she is a great competitor and we knew she wasn’t going to let it get away from her.”

Also contributing for the Wolves offensively were Landyn Duley (1-for-3, RBI, two runs, two stolen bases) and Jameson Kuvel (1-for-4, RBI, stolen base, run).

GAC (2-13, 0-2) was led at the plate by Grace Deboer, who went 2-for-2 with two runs, two stolen bases and two walks. The Spartans scored two runs in the top of the seventh off of an RBI single by Mary Johnson and an RBI double by Jordan Smalls.