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Softball Sweeps Seton Hall

Wildcats open Big East season on a high note.

March 28, 1998

VILLANOVA, Pa.-- Opening up their Big East Conference season on Saturday, March 28, the Villanova softball team proved to be not so gracious hosts as they swept a doubleheader from the visiting Pirates by the scores of 2-1 and 3-0. With the victories, the Wildcats record improves to 14-7 on the season and 2-0 in Big East Conference play.

In a game one pitching dual, Villanova sophomore pitcher Carrie Walpole won the battle pitching seven innings, surrendering only three hits, one walk and one unearned run, while striking out four. It was the sixth victory of the season for Walpole, whose record stands at 6-1. Supplying the offensive fire-power for the Wildcats was senior Kelly Sparks who went two-for-three, with a double and an RBI, and sophomore Mia Brickhouse who went one-for-two and had the game-winning RBI.

In game two, freshman pitcher Keri Stoller took a no-hitter into the sixth inning before finally giving up a hit. Stoller finished the game pitching six innings and giving up just one hit and two walks. On offense for the Cats, Megan O'Leary had a game-high two hits and one of the teams three RBI, with the other two coming from Stacey Stack and Regina Speicher.

Villanova will resume their schedule on Sunday, March 29 looking to add to their six-game winning streak, as they will once again host the Pirates of Seton Hall at 12 p.m.