Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

College Sports

April 12, 2014

Lady Lions’ softball team stays hot, sweeps Glenville State

GLENVILLE — The Concord University softball team continued its winning ways Saturday with a doubleheader sweep against Glenville State College in Mountain East Conference play. Concord took game one 12-4 and finished the afternoon with a 6-2 victory in the nightcap.

Concord has now won five of its last six games to improve its record to 24-14 overall and 8-8 in league play. With the losses, Glenville State drops to 11-17 overall and 5-9 in conference games.

The trio of sophomore Kristen Rose, freshman Lauren Lewis and sophomore Allie Reid led the Concord offense with solid performances at the plate. For the day, Rose went 4-for-8 with four RBI, one stolen base and one home run. Lewis added a 3-for-7, two-run, three-RBI, one-home run showing while Reid had perhaps her best offensive series as a Mountain Lion, going 4-for-7 with three RBI and a pair of runs.

The Mountain Lions will look to close out its weekend with two more wins Sunday at No. 17 West Virginia Wesleyan. First pitch of game one is scheduled for 1 p.m.

BC drops two

BLUEFIELD, Va. — University of the Cumberlands claimed a Mid-South Conference doubleheader win over Bluefield College, Saturday afternoon at Graham Rec Park, 7-1 and 5-2.

Bluefield in the lead game, BC made the score 2-1 with a run in the third. After Kasey Holcomb reached on a fielder's choice, a Kattie Evans single to right-center allowed Holcomb to advance to third. Aline Uehara followed with another single to plate BC's run.

In game two, BC fell behind 3-0 but once again closed the deficit. This time, BC plated two runs in the fourth inning to make the gap one. Three of the Lady Rams' four hits in the game came in the fourth, as Uehara and Morgan Stephens led off the frame with back-to-back singles. Back-to-back fielder's choice plays left runners on third and first. Brienna Sparks advanced to second without a throw from the catcher, but Ciera Conkle came through with a single to right-center to score both runners.

Bluefield is scheduled to host Pikeville on Monday.

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