Lady Rams softball burn Pikeville for 4-1 win in Game 2
Two teams will play second-series matchup next week at Pikeville
Sports Information Department BC
March 28, 2012
Bluefield College Athletics
Sports Information Department
Graham Recreation Park- The Bluefield Lady Rams softball team pushed aside a Game 1 loss to Pikeville to regain composure and fly past the Lady Bears for a 4-1 win in Game 2 on Tuesday afternoon in Bluefield.
Game 1 was all Pikeville until Destiny "Showtime" Tolliver stepped to the plate in the bottom of the 5th inning to avenge her earlier inning strikeout. Tolliver slammed a solo-HR over the left-center field wall to extend the game to additional innings.
Bluefield couldn't add anymore runs to the total as Pikeville dropped Bluefield 8-1 in the opening game. Even though the Lady Rams only notched one run, it may have come at no better time as the solo shot by Tolliver sparked some much-needed momentum into Game 2.
In Game 2, Megan Meismer got start on the mound for Bluefield. Meismer put down Pikeville 1-2-3 in the first as Bluefield went to work in the bottom half of the inning.
The plan was perfectly executed by the Lady Rams after an Ashley Alley leadoff single. A sac-bunt placed down by MacDonald got Alley over to third base and into scoring position. The very next batter, Heather Thomas, stood with no outs and a runner at 3rd. Thomas would slam a RBI triple deep into the warning track as Bluefield took a 1-0 lead.
The Lady Rams used some sloppy by Pikeville to their advantage in the second inning. After a passed ball from the catcher, Vencill who reached on by a double, advanced to 3rd to set up another runner in scoring opportunity. An RBI single by McGrady would score Vencill and give Bluefield a 2-0 advantage.
Meismer would allow two hits in the 3rd inning giving up a double and an RBI sac fly to give Pikeville their only hopes on making it a game. MacDonald, Thomas and Meismer would all contribute the following inning though, as the Rams doubled their lead to make it 4-1 heading into the 4th inning.
The final three innings Meismer would only allow one more hit en route to the win on the mound. She allowed just five hits, one run, three strikeouts while only walking two batters.
Thomas led the way at the plate going 2-3 including three RBI's out of Bluefield's four total runs.
Bluefield will host two conferene opponents on Friday vs. Bryan and Point on Saturday. Both are scheduled as doubleheaders.