Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

April 9, 2013

Concord sweeps UPJ; Big Blues take 1 of 2 from Shepherd

Staff, wire reports
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. — The Concord baseball team used two different approaches in sweeping a pair of games Tuesday at Pitt-Johnstown.

Kevin Mack allowed one run on five hits as Concord took the opener 3-1. Chris Baker pitched the seventh for his second save.

Jerrod Groves and Josh Wenger hit sacrifice flies for the first two runs, and Devin Smith’s double in the seventh inning capped the scoring.

CU took the second game 6-3 after trailing 3-0 in the sixth inning. Bret Blevins’ three-run home run over the right field fence tied the game in that frame. Ryan Johnston finished off the Mountain Cats in the seventh with a two-run triple to end the scoring.

Freshman pitcher Chris Kelly (3-0) started game two for Concord and lasted six innings. He struck out three batters, gave up just two hits after the third inning and pitched perfect fifth and sixth innings. Tim Leather picked up his second save.

BSC splits with Rams

SHEPHERDSTOWN — Bluefield State handed Shepherd one of their worst losses of the season as the Big Blues defeated the Rams 16-4 before dropping the nightcap 11-2 in a WVIAC doubleheader at Fairfax Field.

Senior Robert Haggerty pitched a complete-game gem, limiting the Rams to only six hits and surrendering only three walks and striking out one batter over seven innings on the mound.

Bluefield State scored seven runs on eight hits in the opener, with Rusty Rainey collecting two home runs, while Willie Yates and Dale Davis hit solo home runs. Dylan Raymond added an RBI doble and Tyler Frazier drove in three runs with a pair of singles.

Davis drove in both of Bluefield State’s runs in the nightcap with a home run.

Princeton prodcut Sean Williams led Bluefield State with a 6-for-8 performance at the plate in the two games.

Bluefield State faces Charleston this weekend.