Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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April 27, 2014

Concord, BC softball close out regular seasons

CHARLESTON — Concord University softball concluded its regular season over the weekend with three losses in four games in the Kanawha Valley.

The Mountain Lions (29-21, 13-15 Mountain East) split a doubleheader Saturday with West Virginia State, losing 2-0 in game one before bouncing back to win the nightcap 6-4. Concord dropped a pair of close games 4-3 and 3-2 on Sunday at the University of Charleston.

Against West Virginia State, the Mountain Lions offense was led by Lauren Lewis, who produced a 4-for-7 effort including a home run, two RBIs and her 11th stolen base of the season.

Alyssa Morris tallied a 3-for-7 performance that included her team-leading ninth home run of the year.

Sophomore pitcher Allie Reid (16-8) was stellar for the Mountain Lions all day as she saw action in both games, recording every out in the doubleheader. For the day Reid tossed 13 innings while scattering two runs on eight hits and striking out four batters.

On Sunday, Concord led 3-2 in the seventh, helped by Kristen Rose’s sixth home run of the season, but Reid allowed a two-run single that was the difference in the game.

Lewis extended her hitting streak to 18 games with a two-hit performance in the second outing.

Brantlea Wood (1-1) took the pitching loss.

Concord begins MEC tournament play at noon Thursday against Glenville State at the Moyer Sports Complex in Salem, Va.

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BC drops two

BLUEFIELD, Va. — The Bluefield College Lady Rams finished its season Sunday with 10-2 and 8-1 losses to St. Catharine (Ky.) at Graham Rec Park.

The Lady Rams had nine hits in the opener. Ciera Conkle was 3 for 3 while both Natasha Smith and Brienna Sparks were 2 for 3.

Krystal Cammuse got the pitching win, which Aline Uehara took the loss for Bluefield.

Morgan Stephens scored the Lady Rams’ final run in the second inning of game two.

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Williams wins in Radford

RADFORD, Va. — Led by two field event victories from freshman Sherrice Williams the Concord University women’s track and field team competed at the Highlander Invitation at Cupp Stadium in Radford, Va. Saturday.

 Williams leaped to two personal-bests in the long jump and triple jump to claim wins in both. She jumped 5.45 meters in the long jump, 0.15 meters better than second place. In the triple jump she leaped 10.89 meters to finish first.

 CU will next compete at the Mountain East Conference Championships in Glenville, May 2-3.

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