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Rams take 2 of 3 on the road in conference play at Intermont

38 runs in three games cap off a successful series at Intermont

Sports Information Department BC

April 8, 2012

Bluefield College Athletics

Bluefield, Virginia

Sports Information Department

 

Bristol, Virginia- The Bluefield College baseball team snagged two out of three games in a three-game series over nearby AAC foe, Virginia Intermont, this weekend by putting up a total 38 runs against the Cobras.

 

The Rams exploded for 19 runs in the first game of the series on Friday night in a nine-inning affair to open up the matchup. 

 

Bluefield got multi-run innings in the first three innings of the game with a eight-run 2nd inning to start the game off hot. By the time the end of third inning rolled around, the Rams were on top of Virginia Intermont 17-1. 

 

The Rams used a load of singles to help get them on the scoreboard early. In fact, Bluefield didn't even record a HR, which was unusual considering the offensive outburst Bluefield has become accustomed to lately. The Rams to mark down six doubles and a triple for the evening affair en route to a team-total 18 hits. 

 

Bluefield also used six VI errors to help get runs on the board early and often. In the 7th, the Rams added two more runs to their total. Matt Whidden went five full innings giving up only one earned run on three hits. 

 

Joshua Soto also recorded two full innings also only allowing three hits on two runs with three K's.

 

Goodyear led the way going 3 for 3 with 3RBI and Kaleb Long chipped in 3RBI as well going 2 for 3. Six other players also had multi-hit performances in game one. 

 

The Rams finished the game with a 19-3 victory over the Cobras.

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The Rams opened up game two just as they did in game one with getting runs in the first four innings of play. Unfortunately, the Rams couldn't keep Intermont off the bags either. Just as the Rams ignited for four runs after the top of the 2nd inning, the Cobras returned with three runs of their own in the bottom of the frame to pull the score back to 4-3.

 

The Rams would get three more runs in the next two innings to take a 7-3 lead heading into the fifth inning. 

 

Intermont would change the complexion of the game in the sixth when they set out to score five runs in the inning to take their first lead of the game. Intermont's Mark Schultz took a 1-2 pitch to over the fence for a 3-run HR to give Intermont the advantage. 

 

Bluefield's Kyle Long fired back in the top of the 7th inning with two outs remaining in the contest with a solo HR to pull the score back to 10-8 as the Rams only needed two runs to force extra innnings. Bluefield couldn't use the momentum from the HR, as the Rams dropped game two as the final. 

 

The Rams outhit the Cobras 11-9 but did record two more errors than Intermont had (2-4) which can disrupt any offense regardless of how successful the bats are going. 

 

Lykins performance went down as a loss, even though his offense kept him in the game for most of the afternoon. He gave up eight hits on five runs while recording five strikeouts. 

 

Goodyear again went perfect at the plate going 3 for 3, while Alex Riley went 2 for 4 with two RBI's.

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The Rams came right back in the second game of the Saturday afternoon doubleheader with more offense scoring in double-digits for the 10th time this season in 2012. 

 

Coach White's side was able to jump out on top of the Cobras early in the third and final game by recording four runs in two consecutive innings to suffocate Intermont early at 8-2. Cobras did pull back a run in each of the first two frames as well to make it a respectable start on their home field. 

 

Bluefield was hot from the plate as the Long brothers recorded six RBI's between the two of them. Joe Gatewood went perfect on offense as he went 4 for 4 with three runs scored. 

 

Pulling double-duties once again was Zac Russell-Myers as he started on the mound for the Rams. 

 

Russell-Myers gave up just three runs in a solid, full six innings of work. He not only threw well, but contributed on the offensive end going 2 for 4 with an RBI and a run. 

 

Bluefield used single runs in the 4th, 5th and 7th to secure the victory as the BC capped off a series win (2 of 3) by a score of 11-3 by doubling the hits on their opponent 16-8 respectively. 

 

With the two wins in conference play, Bluefield moves to 24-18 overall and 5-12 in the AAC and move up two spots in the standings ahead of VI and Montreat. 

 

The Rams will get Easter off and return to action after their break on Tuesday at Bowen Field when they host UVA-Wise (16-21) at 7pm for a single 9-inning game.

 

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