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Cobras Sting Lady Rams

Bluefield, Va. -- Bluefield College dropped a pair of Appalachian Athletic Conference (AAC) games to Virginia Intermont (10-1, 7-2) on Tuesday afternoon at Graham Rec Park.

March 24, 2009

Bluefield, Va. -- Bluefield College dropped a pair of Appalachian Athletic Conference (AAC) games to Virginia Intermont (10-1, 7-2) on Tuesday afternoon at Graham Rec Park.

 

In the opener, the Lady Cobras used a six-run second inning to take charge and cruise to a 10-1 victory.

 

VI's Haley Odle launched two home runs, which included a grand slam in the decisive second frame.

 

The Lady Rams' Alyssa Weddle smacked her first home run of the season as part of a 2-for-3 effort at the plate.

 

Megan Branson gained the win on the mound, while BC's Lyndsey Barton suffered the loss.

 

The second game proved to be a closer contest as VI clung to a 1-0 lead heading into the fifth inning.

 

With two outs in the fifth, Nikita Belcher's pinch-hit two-run single to center gave the Lady Cobras some breathing room at 3-0.

 

Bluefield managed to get back into the game in the sixth as the first four batters reached base. Whitney Newberry was hit by a pitch, which drove in Weddle to put the Lady Rams on the board.

 

After a force out at home, Christy Gravely plated Felicia Marmo with a groundout to cut the deficit to 3-2, but that was as close as BC would get.

 

Still needing some insurance runs in the top of the seventh, VI banged out seven hits, which began with Odle's third homer of the day, and crossed the plate four times to put the game out of reach.

 

Kristen Dyer picked up the win for the Lady Cobras (10-14, 3-1 AAC) as she allowed only two unearned runs on five hits and struck out four.

 

For BC (2-10, 0-6 AAC), Alexa Carter took the loss after tossing a 125-pitch complete game.

 

Autumn Arney went 4-for-5 to lead Virginia Intermont, while Weddle once again led the Lady Rams at the plate with another 2-for-3 showing.

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