Lady Rams softball explodes vs. Emory & Henry for 1st win of season
Bluefield exploded for 18 runs in doubleheader against Emory and Henry
Sports Information Department BC
March 20, 2012
Bluefield College Athletics
Sports Information Department
Emory, Virginia- The Lady Rams softball split a doubleheader on Monday afternoon picking up their first win of the season on the road at Emory and Henry with two big time performances against the Lady Wasps.
Emory & Henry got out to a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning thanks in part to a RBI single to right field by freshman first baseman Katie Grimm.
Bluefield responded with runs in the third and fifth innings to tie the contest at two. Megan Meismer got RBI base hits for the Lady Rams to drive in both runs.
Bluefield looked to have turn the tide, and give E&H a run for their money in game one, but the the Wasps exploded for seven runs in the bottom of the fifth frame to take a 9-2 lead. A single to left centerfield with the bases loaded by freshman designated player Jelisa McFadden scored two runs while junior catcher Ashley Abersole plated two runs with a single up the middle.
In the top of the sixth, Bluefield closed the gap to 9-7 with five runs on three hits. A three-run double by Heather Thomas with the bases loaded highlighted the inning for the Lady Rams.
Meismer suffered the loss for Bluefield in the close Game 1 on the afternoon
In Game Two, it was a different story. Bluefield led off the game with two runs in the top of the first on a single to left field by Lindsay Sizemore. The Lady Rams added to their lead in the third on another RBI single by Sizemore and a three-run home run by Meismer in the top of the fourth made the score 6-0.
The Wasps got on the board in the bottom of the fourth on a solo home run by sophomore second baseman Martha Fluharty. E&H plated three runs in the sixth to make the score 6-4. A pair of sacrifice flies by senior left fielder Nicole Holdaway and Grimm aided the Wasps in the frame.
In the top of the seventh, Bluefield extended its lead to 11-4. The Lady Rams got whopping nine hits on the frame, hightlighted by a solo home run by Ashley Alley.
Emory & Henry was able to close the gap to 11-8 in the bottom of the seventh but could get no closer.
Sizemore got the win in the circle for Bluefield while Grimm fell to 1-5 with the loss.
The Lady Rams will head back to Bluefield when they return to AAC play against Montreat on Wednesday. First pitch for the doubleheader starts at 2pm EST.
(Portions of article from go.wasps.com)