BC Bats Come Alive in Sweep of WV Tech

April 9, 2009 | RSS

Bluefield, Va. -- Felicia Marmo launched three homers and drove in eleven runs as part of a Lady Rams' sweep (11-3, 15-3) of West Virginia Tech on Thursday afternoon at Graham Recreation Park.


Bluefield set season-highs for runs in each contest.


In the first game, Whitney Newberry went deep for a two-run shot in the first inning to get things started for the Lady Rams.


BC began to pull away as the contest wore on.


Five straight two-out hits in the fifth frame led to four runs, which ended the game at 11-3 due to the NAIA mercy rule.


Newberry finished 3-for-3 with three runs scored and three RBI's, while Marmo smacked her first home run of the day in a 2-for-4 effort at the plate.

Lyndsey Barton, who batted 3-for-4, and Courtney Upham each had run-producing doubles for the Lady Rams.


Barton also picked up the win on the mound as she went the five-inning distance, allowing just one earned run on four hits while striking out five.


In the second game, the Golden Bears jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead in the first courtesy of a Trystan Gue three-run homer.


BC responded with three runs of its own in the bottom half.


Marmo roped a two-run double and Christy Gravely added an RBI two-bagger.


Bluefield took the lead for good in the second frame.


Alyssa Weddle hit the first pitch she saw over the left field wall to put the Lady Rams on top, 4-3.


Later in the second, Marmo launched another bomb to make it a 6-3 contest.


BC put the game out of reach in the third by sending twelve batters to the plate and scoring six times.


Marmo still wasn't done driving in runs as she hit her third homer of the day (5th of the season) and, in game two alone, accounted for nine RBI's and four runs scored.


Weddle went 3-for-4 with three runs scored, while Newberry also crossed the plate three times and Lindsey Burris drove in a pair.


Bluefield batters were also very patient at the plate as they drew a total of fourteen walks in only nine innings of play for the two combined games.


Alexa Carter gained the win for BC, going five innings strong, surrendering three runs on two hits.


For the Golden Bears, Nicole Dingess took the loss despite a gutsy effort. Since Tech is short on pitching depth, she relieved Chelsae Holley in the first game and had to come back and start game two.


Dingess gave up nine of BC's 15 runs before being relieved by a position player in the fourth inning.


The Lady Rams are off until next Monday, April 13th when they entertain AAC foe UVa-Wise in a make-up doubleheader beginning at 2 p.m.