Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

College Sports

February 9, 2013

Concord baseball and softball drop openers, soccer signs players

SAVANNAH, Ga. — The Concord University baseball team jumped out to a three-run lead over No. 29 Armstrong Atlantic State University, but were unable to hold off the Pirates, losing its season-opener 5-4 Friday afternoon at Pirate Field.

The Mountain Lions and Pirates both had 12 hits on the day. Concord put at least two runners on base in each of the first five innings, but finished the game just 3-for-15 with runners in scoring position.

Concord was led by junior first baseman Joey Miller, who went 2-for-5 with three RBI off of a pair of run-scoring doubles in his first game as a Mountain Lion.

Sophomore second baseman Jerrod Groves, senior outfielder Bret Blevins and freshman outfielder Joe Camp all registered two-hit games as well for Concord with Blevins and Camp both recording one extra-base hit.

Senior pitcher Ryan Weatherholtz threw five strong innings, surrendering two runs off of six hits with three strikeouts. Concord and Armstrong Atlantic will continue their three-game series 1 p.m. today.

Softball

PEMBROKE, N.C. — The Concord softball team dropped a pair of games on day one of the UNCP Invitational Friday. Concord's comeback bid fell just short to begin the day in a 9-7 loss against California (Pa.) before losing to Kutztown, the third ranked team in the country in the first NFCA preseason poll, 9-1.

Women’s soccer signs six

ATHENS — CU’s  women's head soccer coach Stefani Workman has announced the signing of six student-athletes for the 2013 season.

“I'm really excited about the experience this class brings to the field," Workman said.

"They have all played at a high level on successful teams that will bring a winning mentality to Concord Women's soccer.

“This class has a little bit of everything thing in it; flair, hard workers, leadership, and most of all just quality character people. I can't wait to get them on campus so they can enrich the atmosphere that this team already has.”

Concord went 10-7-2 and advanced to the semifinals of the WVIAC tournament.

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