Lady Rams softball opens 2012 campaign with tough loss to WV Tech
Lady Rams drop season opener under new coach Kristen Walker
Sports Information Department BC
February 26, 2012
Bluefield College Athletics
Sports Information Department
Bluefield, Virginia- The women's softball team opened their 2012 campaign on Sunday afternoon with a tough 18-0 loss to Mid-South Conference member, West Virginia Tech, in just a single 7-inning game in Bluefield.
Lindsay Sizemore started on the mound for the home opener for the Lady Rams in the afternoon contest versus the Golden Bears, but only lasted 1 1/3 innings before being relieved by Megan Meismer.
The Golden Bears used some early defensive errors by Bluefield to jump on the scoreboard early as they tallied 11 runs in the second inning to create some breathing room in the game.
Several unearned runs didn't help Meismer on the mound in 3 2/3 innings of relief, but she settled in and gave up just five runs in the final three innings after a tough 2nd inning.
While the Lady Rams struggled defensively from time to time, new life was injected into the team when the bats started to click in the 4th and 5th innings. Both Vencill and Holcomb picked up hits, alongside MacDonald on the afternoon. The offense got started a bit too late for Coach Walker's side though, as the Golden Bears closed the game early.
West Virginia Tech ended the contest with three runs in the final inning to pick up the win in Walker's debut as a head coach at Bluefield.
The Lady Rams will look to bounce back on Monday when they travel to play a doubleheader at UVA-Wise. First pitch is set for 2:00pm.