Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

March 23, 2014

Concord falls on the diamonds; Carnett earns provisional

Staff reports
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

URBANA, Ohio — For the first time this season, the Concord University baseball team lost back-to-back games as the Mountain Lions fell at Urbana University Saturday 5-3 and 7-3.

In the opener Concord starting pitcher Ryan Weatherholtz fell to 3-2 on the season after giving up five runs on six hits while striking out four batters over 5.1 innings.

Andrew Seigel,  Jared Groves and Brad Sullivan accounted for Concord's three hits in the opener.

Urbana scored three runs in the first and seventh inning as well as one run in the third to win 7-3 in game two.

Seigel went 2-for-4 while T.J. Brockway added a 2-for-2 game with a double.

Tyler Coyle (2-2) threw 5.2 innings for Concord being charged with four earned runs on seven hits. Coyle struck out two Urbana batters and walked three.

The Mountain Lions will take on Urbana again today in a doubleheader scheduled to start at noon at Anderson Field.

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CU track team excels in N.C.

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Shawnee Carnett won the 800 meters at the Wake Forest Open this weekend by running 2:09.85, currently the fastest time in the nation and good enough to hit an provisional qualifying mark. She placed ninth in the 1,500-meter run.

Brad Dugan led the way for the men’s team with a personal-record time of 4:03.69 in the 1,500-meter run and finishing 19th place. Jordan Weitzel and Stephen Starliper produced top-30 performances in the 3,000-meter run with Weit-zel running 9:18, a personal record, to come in 23rd.

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CU softball drops two games

ATHENS — The Concord softball team split a conference doubleheader against Fairmont State Saturday afternoon. The Mountain Lions defeated the Falcons 5-4 in the opener before dropping a 1-0 decision in game two.

Concord exits its first weekend of MEC play at 19-7 overall and 3-1 in league games. Fairmont State leaves Saturday 10-6 overall and 1-1 in conference competition.

Freshman Lauren Lewis was 4-for-5 with one run, one RBI and one stolen base for CU. Freshman Alayna Furr tallied two hits, a run and stolen base.