The Concord softball team recorded its fifth and sixth shutout of the season on Wednesday, defeating Lees-McRae 6-0 and 1-0.
Concord improved to 16-6 on th season.
Kristen Rose led Concord with three hits, three runs scored and two stolen bases. Lacey McDougall added three this and two two RBIs, while Jessica Seymour contributed four hits for the Lady Lions.
Concord had 11 hits in the opener, with Allie Reid and Sarah Herndon scattering three hits in the win. Rose, McDougall and Seymour all had two hits.
McDougall tossed a two-hitter to lead the Lions to a sweep. McDougall faced the minimum of 21 batters to improve to 6-1, with help from a pair of double plays.
Rose scored the only run of the game in the third when she walked, moved to third on McDougall’s double and scampered home on a wild pitch.
Concord will begin Mountain East Conference play on Saturday at home against Fairmont State beginning at 2 p.m.
Carson-Newman 18, Bluefield State 1
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. — Bluefield State is probably glad to get out of Tennessee.
One day after dropping an 18-3 decision to the Eagles, the Big Blues allowed another 18 runs and 18 more hits.
Joe Tipton had three hits, including two doubles, three runs scored and four RBIs for Carson-Newman (15-14). Bo Ausmus added three hits and five runs batted in, while Peter Rajkovich had four hits and James Cowart had three.
Bluefield State (8-10) finished with five hits and a run. Jacob Hall drove in the Big Blues’ lone run, which was scored by Cody Underwood.
Bluefield State will visit Lynchburg College on Saturday.