Softball begins road trip vs. Wagner

The Owls hit the road Thursday for the first time in almost two weeks, and leave Pennsylvania for the first time since March 17.

Temple (12-15, 3-1 Atlantic 10 Conference) heads to Staten Island, N.Y. to face Wagner (4-21, 0-6 Northeast Conference) in their second straight double-header.

The team is coming off a series split against Lafayette in which pitching proved to be the deciding factor for the Owls in both games.

With junior Brooklin White roughed up in the first game and sophomore Jessica Mahoney going the distance in a 9-0, five-inning second game it appears coach Joe DiPietro might send out freshman Jessica Tolmie, who has been battling for the second slot in the rotation, for one of the two games.

Fellow freshman Kelsey Dominik, who has come out of nowhere to become the team’s ace this season, will likely get the starting nod in one of the games as well.

The Seahawks are led on offense by freshman outfielder Abigail Beasley, who is hitting .357 on the season in 70 plate appearances. The team’s ace is sophomore Samantha Bedker, who is 3-6 with a 4.90 earned run average.

The first pitch for game one is scheduled for 2:30 p.m.