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Tue, May 16, 2017 - [Softball]

        

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- Indiana Wesleyan is one win away from advancing to the 10-team NAIA Softball World Series. After an upset win over No. 1-seed Saint Francis (Ill.) on Monday, Indiana Wesleyan turned around and defeated the host and No. 2-seed Campbellsville (Ky.) 10-7 on Tuesday to advance to the 2017 NAIA National Championship Opening Round Bowling Green Bracket championship game on Wednesday.


GAME VITALS

  • NAIA National Championship Opening Round - Bowling Green Bracket
  • Score:  Indiana Wesleyan def. Campbellsville (Ky.), 10-7
  • Records:  Indiana Wesleyan 43-13 (2-0 OR)   |   Campbellsville 38-14 (1-1 OR)
  • Bowling Green Bracket Seed:  Indiana Wesleyan - No. 4   |   Campbellsville (Ky.) - No. 2
  • NAIA Top- 25 Rank:  Indiana Wesleyan - Receiving votes   |   Campbellsville (Ky.) - No. 11
  • Location:  Michael O. Buchanon Park   |   Hosted by Campbellsville   |   Bowling Green, Kentucky 
 

GAME HIGHLIGHTS

  • The teams combined to leave 25 runners on base. Indiana Wesleyan left 13 stranded while Campbellsville had 12. IWU held a 16-9 advantage in hits.
  • Campbellsville scored in six of the seven innings they batted in.
  • Kristen Exposito hit a two-out, two run single in the bottom of the 1st to give the Wildcats a 2-1 lead.
  • Kristen Exposito hit a home run -- her 14th of the season -- and Kira Madl added an RBI single to tie the score 4-4 after 3 innings.
  • The Tigers carried a 5-4 lead into the 5th inning when the Wildcats plated four runs for an 8-5 advantage. Alex Springer keyed the rally with a two-run double that put the Wildcats on top 7-5 -- a lead that IWU would not surrender.
  • Carlie Weaver earned the win in relief. She limited the Tigers to four baserunners over the last 3 innings.
     

GAME STATS

  • Kaisey Carson:  ND, 4.0 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 4 BB, 2 K;  2-for-4, 2B R
  • Carlie Weaver:  W (19-5), 3.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 3 K
  • Lauren Buckley:  3-for-5, RBI, 2 R
  • Kristen Exposito:  2-for-2, 3 BB, HR, 3 RBI, R
  • Kelsey Kooistra:  2-for-3, 2 R
  • Kira Madl:  3-for-4, 3B, 3 RBI, 2 R, SB

NEXT TIME OUT

  • Indiana Wesleyan advances to the Bowling Green Bracket Championship with the victory. IWU awaits their opponents which will be determined later this evening. The first game will be at 1 p.m. ET on Wednesday and the 'if necessary' game is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. ET.