Exposito Slams IWU Softball into CL Tournament Winner’s Bracket Final

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UPLAND, Ind. — Kristen Exposito hit a pair of home runs — including a grand slam — as No. 3 Indiana Wesleyan softball picked up an 11-3 win over No. 2 Taylor (Ind.) in a 5 inning mercy rule. All 11 Wildcat runs came in the 3rd and 4th innings as Indiana Wesleyan and Marian are the final two teams in the double elimination tournament without a loss.
GAME VITALS

  • CROSSROADS LEAGUE TOURNAMENT
  • Score:  Indiana Wesleyan def. Taylor, 11-3   (5 innings)
  • Records:  Indiana Wesleyan 39-11   |   Taylor 36-14
  • NAIA Top- 25 Rank:  Indiana Wesleyan – Receiving votes   |   Taylor – Receiving votes
  • Location:   Gudakunst Field   |   Taylor University   |   Upland, Indiana

 

GAME HIGHLIGHTS

  • Taylor quickly put two runs on the board in the 1st inning for a 2-0 lead.
  • Indiana Wesleyan rallied with two outs in the 3rd inning to score five runs. Alex Springer tied it 2-2 with a two-run single up the middle. Kristen Exposito followed with a 2-run home run and Sara Kreitzer made it back-to-back with a home run for the 5-2 lead.
  • The Wildcats continued their hot hitting in the fourth inning with six more runs to lead 11-2. Kaisey Carson and Alex Springer each had RBI singles and Exposito capped the big inning with a grand slam.
  • Taylor started the 5th inning with four straight singles to cut the lead to 11-3 and needed one more run to avoid the mercy rule. But the next batter hit into a fielder’s choice which got the lead run at home and then a 1-2-3 double play ended the threat and the game.

GAME STATS

NEXT TIME OUT

  • Indiana Wesleyan will play top-seed and No. 4-ranked Marian (Ind.) in the next game of the Crossroads League Tournament on Friday. The game is scheduled for 3 p.m. in Indianapolis. There will be no games played on Thursday as a massive weather system will hit the region all day.

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