Wagner Swipes Record, Softball Splits on Sunday

Wagner Swipes Record, Softball Splits on Sunday

CLERMONT, Fla. - Senior center fielder Jami Wagner eclipsed the all-time stolen base record of 61 in a 2-1 loss to Richard Stockton College. The Student Princes rallied in their 3 p.m. matchup as they dealt the Cornell College Rams a 5-2 defeat.

On the first at bat of the Richard Stockton-Heidelberg game, Wagner singled to left field to get the Berg started. During the ensuing at-bat, the speedy centerfield stole second and cemented herself as one of Heidelberg softball's most prolific base runners.

Jami's 62 surpasses Seka Lewis who accumulated 61 stolen bases from 2000-2003.

"I am extremely proud of Jami," said sixth year head coach Betsy Hada. "Breaking tha all-time stolen base record is a testament to her outstanding work ethic and athletic prowess."

Following a pair of groundouts from sophomores Lisa Simmons and Mikaela Mitsch, the Osprey escaped the inning as Kyleah Brey flied out to left field stranding Wagner at third.

After claiming a victory in her 2014 premiere, freshman Erin Chapman earned the start for the Student Princes. The freshman threw six scoreless innings for Hada and the Berg. The Berg ladies opened the scoring in the top of the sixth after Wagner reached first on an error and advanced to third on the play.

Simmons grounding out to the pitcher brought up Mitsch with a Wagner in scoring position. Mitsch knocked a double to left center, scoring Wagner before the Osprey collected the final two outs of the inning.

In the bottom of the seventh with the Berg leading 1-0, Chapman surrendered a leadoff single before forcing a ground ball for the first out of the inning, but advancing the runner to second. A double to right field by pinch hitter Nicole Scanlon scored the runner from second and tied the game at 1-1.

Richard Stockton's Savannah Riotte came on to pinch run for Scanlon and advanced to third when Nicole Tomo singled. On the ensuing at bat, the Osprey stole the game away from Chapman and the Berg ladies with an RBI single that scored Riotto.

Following her historic performance against Richard Stockton, Wagner led the Student Princes as they battled the Rams of Cornell College. The Alvada native finished with two hits on four at bats, one run, and two RBI's.

The Rams and Tricolor exchanged two run first innings then went silent offensively until the top half of the fourth. Sophomore Kayla Zachrich led off the inning with a double to center. Jordan Hux earned a walk before Simmons loaded the bases with a single.

Freshman Rachel Garris hit into a fielder's choice that the Rams turned for a double play at third and second. With two outs, Wagner rapped a two RBI double to propel the Student Princes ahead, 4-2.

The Student Princes added their final run of the game in the top of the seventh when Brey knocked a sacrifice fly to right field, scoring Garris from third.

Sophomore ace Paige Atterholt earned the victory for the Berg against the Rams after entering the game in relief for freshman righty McKenna Fischer. Atterholt clocked four full innings of work for the win while Chapman earned her first save as a Student Prince.

The Heidelberg University softball team (3-1) will take on Penn State University-Behrend followed by Juniata College tomorrow as they southern swing continues. The Student Princes are slated to battle PSU-Behrend at 11 a.m. followed by Juniata at 3 p.m.