Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

College Sports

April 25, 2014

College roundup: Concord splits Mountain East twinbill

WISE, Va. — The Concord softball team split a doubleheader at the University of Virginia’s College at Wise on Thursday, defeating the Cavaliers 7-2 in the opener and falling 4-1 in the nightcap.

Alyssa Morris led Concord with four hits, including a home run and three RBIs. Lauren Lewis extended her hitting streak to 14 games with hits in both games to finish with three hits.

Allie Reed pitched in both games, striking out eight in a 9 2/3 innings.

Reid improved to 15-7 with the complete game victory in the opener. Morris had three hits and Lewis and Reid had two apiece.

Morris’ home run was the lone run for  Concord in the second game loss. Sarah Herndon suffered the loss for the Mountain Lions.

Concord (28-18, 12-12) will conclude its regular season on Saturday at West Virginia State, followed by a twinbill on Saturday at Charleston.

Lady Blues swept in twinbill

BLUEFIELD, Va. — The Bluefield State softball team dropped a pair of decisions to Glenville State on what was Senior Day for the Lady Blues at Graham Recreation Park.

Bluefield State, which fell to 8-28 on the season, lost 9-0 and 10-1 to the Pioneers.

The Lady Blues will conclude the season on Monday at Salem International.


Bears claw         past Blues

BECKLEY — Bluefield State dropped to 9-31 on the season, falling to West Virginia Tech 5-2 and 17-6 at Beckley’s Linda K. Epling Stadium.

Bluefield State took a 2-1 first inning lead in the opener, but was held to four hits and never scored again.

Tanner Lilly led the Blues with two hits, while Princeton’s Alex Quick took the loss on the mound.

Doug Prather led the Bears with three hits, while Raul Torres homered, singled, drove in three runs and scored two runs.

Zach Sizemore had a double and triple in the win.

West Virginia Tech scored 10 runs in the third inning of the 17-6 nightcap. Trevor Lam led the Bears with three hits, drove in three runs and scored twice. Sizemore drove in four runs and Jayson Sykora earned the win.

Bluefield State had seven hits, led by Cory Payne and Boston News with two hits each. Payne had a double and triple, and drove in two runs.

The Big Blues will visit Winston-Salem State today, and host Virginia-Wise on Tuesday.


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