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Wise Too Much For Lady Rams to Overcome

Bluefield, Va. -- UVa-Wise combined for thirty hits in a doubleheader sweep (11-0, 7-2) over Bluefield College in Appalachian Athletic Conference (AAC) action on Monday afternoon at Graham Recreation Park.

April 13, 2009

Bluefield, Va. -- UVa-Wise combined for thirty hits in a doubleheader sweep (11-0, 7-2) over Bluefield College in Appalachian Athletic Conference (AAC) action on Monday afternoon at Graham Recreation Park.

 

The Lady Cavaliers scored in each inning of the first game, which included four runs in the fourth and three runs in the fifth frame to put the contest out of reach.

 

Mary Wilson cranked a three-run homer as part of her 3-for-4 showing at the plate.

 

Six Lady Cavaliers finished with two hits apiece, led by Bobbi Mihelarakis, who had a pair of doubles.

 

Lauren Snead earned the win on the mound for Wise as she pitched all five innings, striking out seven and allowing only two hits.

 

Lyndsey Barton suffered the loss for the home-standing Lady Rams, who could only muster a pair of harmless singles in the opening game.

 

In the second contest, Bluefield got on the scoreboard first when Felicia Marmo -- who is the reigning AAC Player of the Week -- drove in Courtney Upham, who had walked, with a single up the middle.

 

BC starter Alexa Carter kept the Lady Cavaliers at bay until the third inning when the visitors knotted things up.

 

Wise took the lead with another run in the fourth frame and opened up a sizeable gap by crossing the plate five more times to increase its advantage to 7-1 after five and a half innings of play.

 

The Lady Rams wouldn't quit as Whitney Newberry -- who leads BC with a .348 batting average -- hit her third home run of the season to make it a 7-2 contest, but that wound up being the final margin.

 

For the Lady Cavaliers (22-12, 7-3 AAC), Britney Lawson went 3-for-4 with a homer, triple, three runs scored, and three RBI's.

 

Wilson had another 3-for-4 performance in the nightcap to go along with two runs batted in.

 

On the hill, Megan McCoy went the distance to pick up the victory as she struck out nine BC batters.

 

Carter gave a valiant effort against the AAC's second place team as she pitched a complete game but was saddled with the loss.

 

The Lady Rams (4-14, 0-10 AAC) next travel to Montreat (NC) College and Milligan (TN) College for a pair of conference doubleheaders this weekend. BC returns home on Monday, April 20th to face Tennessee Wesleyan at 2 p.m.

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