Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

College Sports

May 3, 2014

Concord eliminated from MEC softball tourney

SALEM, Va. — Concord University saw its Mountain East Conference softball championship hopes come to an end with a 6-5 loss to Wheeling Jesuit on Friday night at the Moyer Sports Complex.

Wheeling Jesuit (18-32) scored a run in the top of the seventh and held off the Mountain Lions. Ali Smith picked up the win in relief for the Cardinals.

Courtney Purtell was 4-for-4 with four RBI for Concord. Alyssa Morris, Lauren Lewis and Carly DiVirgilio had two hits each. Sarah Herndon took the loss in relief.

Concord defeated Shepherd 6-5 earlier on Friday to advance in the double-elimination event.

DiVirgilio had two hits for Concord, while Whitney Carrigan homered and drove in three runs.

Taylor Schaefer led Shepherd (21-29) with two hits and two RBI.

Concord (31-23), which entered the tournament ranked 10th in the Atlantic Region ratings, must finish in the top eight to qualify for postseason play.

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