Lady ‘Cats win two, improve to 19-3

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ATHENS — The West Virginia Wesleyan Lady Bobcats dealt Concord’s Lady Mountain Lions a double setback here Saturday to run their overall record to 19-3 and up their Mountain East Conference ledger to 7-1.
They took the opener by a 4-1 count, with Hannah Vet twirling a five-hitter in boosting her record to 9-0, and they erupted for three runs in the eighth frame in the second clash to record a 10-7 victory.
The Lady ‘Cats broke a scoreless deadlock in the first contest with a run in the sixth inning when Olivia Gore lined a lead-off single through the right side, moved to second on Morgan Bruce’s sacrifice bunt, and sprinted home on Sara Scoone’s single through the left side.
They made it 2-0 in the top of the seventh stanza, with Tori Pogue beating out a single to second base, stealing second, and scoring on Gore’s double to center field.
The Lady Mountain Lions plated their marker in the bottom of the seventh. Lauren Lewis singled and Allie Reid doubled, and Lindsey Stahl went in to run for Reid. Jenna Witt reached on a fielder’s choice, with Lewis out at home. When Witt was being picked off at second, Stahl swiped home.
Gore, Scoone and Taylor Barnett each had two of Wesleyans eight hits.
The second game got off to a wild start, with the two teams combining for 14 runs in the first three innings, and then battling scoreless until the eighth.
The Lady ‘Cats jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first frame when Jessica Rodriguez reached on an error and Scoone singled to right field, and Bruce sent both home with a double to right-center.
They exploded for five in the top of the second for a 7-0 spread. Brooklyn Waddell led off with a single, and Brittani Bible belted a home run to right. Aylin Gutiernez singled up the middle, Gore and Scoone drew walks to load the bases, and Bruce followed with a two-run double down the left field line. Rodriguez reached on a fielder’s choice to drive in the fifth tally.
Concord responded with three runs in the lower half of the second, cashing in on two errors and a walk, and getting a two-run single to center from Darby Fitzpatrick and a run-scoring single from Alayna Furr.
The Lady Mountain Lions knotted the count with a four-run spree in the third canto. Abby Beatty doubled to left to lead off and scored when Lewis reached on a miscue, and Witt followed with a homer to left. Courtney Purtell walked, Alycea Watson reached on a bobble, and Sarah Herndon lofted a sacrifice fly to center to allow the fourth marker to cross.
Gore walked with two away in the eighth, Scoone singled, bruce lined a run-scoring single up the middle, Rodriguez banged a run-producing single to right, and Waddell cracked a double down the left field line to plate the final tally.
Bruce and Bible led Wesleyan’s 15-hit attack with three apiece, with Scoone, Rodriguez and Waddell each rapping two.
Sayaka Foley, who relieved Alyssa Shawgo in the third frame, earned the win to put her record at 6-2.
The Lady ‘Cats will entertain Glenville State’s Lady Pioneers today in a conference doublet, and then go on the road for the weekend, facing Notre Dame (Ohio) in a pair Saturday and Urbana (Ohio) in a twin bill Sunday.

The boxscores:

Game 1
Wesleyan    000  001  1  --  2
Concord      000  000 1  --  1
LoB – Wesleyan 8, Concord 3. 2B – Gore, Reid. Sac. – Bruce. SB – Pogue.
Hitting
Wesleyan – Tori Pogue cf, 4 1 1 0; Aylin Gutiernez 3b, 3 0 0 0; Olivia Gore lf, 4 1 2 1; Morgan Bruce rf, 3 0 0 0; Makayla McElwayne pr, 0 0 0 0; Sara Scoone c, 3 0 2 1; Olivia Kula pr, 0 0 0 0; Jessica Rodriguez 1b, 3 0 0 0; Brooklyn Waddell 2b, 2 0 0 0; Brittani Bible dp, 3 0 1 0; Taylor Barnett ss, 3 0 2 0; Hannah Vet p, 0 0 0 0. Totals 28 2 8 2.
Concord – Alayna Furr ss, 3 0 1 0; Kylie Kent 1b, 3 0 1 0; Abby Beatty lf, 3 0 0 0; Lauren Lewis cf, 3 0 1 0; Allie Reid P, 3 0 1 0; Lindsey Stahl pr, 0 1 0 0; Jenna Witt 2b, 3 0 1 0; Alycea Watson 3b, 3 0 0 0; Amber Stokes dp, 2 0 0 0; Lauren Blunt c, 1 0 0 0; Chelsea Shepherd rf, 0 0 0 0. Totals 24 1 5 0.

Pitching
Wesleyan – Vet (W, 9-0): 7 innings, 5 hits, 1 run, 1 earned run, 0 walks, 3 strikeouts, 1 hit batter.
Concord – Reid (L, 5-7): 7 innings, 8 hits, 2 runs, 2 earned runs, 1 walk, 2 strikeouts, 1 hit batter.

Game 2
Wesleyan   250 000 03  --  10
Concord     034 000 00  --   7
E – Scoone, Bruce, Rodriguez, Barnett, Shawgo, Furr, Watson. LoB – Wesleyan 11, Concord 7. 2B – Bruce 2, Waddell, Beatty. HR – Bible, Witt. Sac. – Watson. SF – Herndon.

Hitting
Wesleyan – Tori Pogue cf, 5 0 1 0 Aylin Gutiernez 3b, 5 2 1 0; Olivia Gore lf, 3 2 1 0; Sara Scoone c, 4 2 2 0; Olivia Kula pr, 0 1 0 0; Morgan Bruce rf, 5 1 3 5; Jessica Rodriguez 1b, 5 0 2 2; Makayla McElwayne pr, 0 0 0 0; Brooklyn Waddell 2b, 5 1 2 1; Brittani Bible dp, 5 1 3 2; Taylor Barnett ss, 4 0 0 0; Alyssa Shawgo p, 0 0 0 0; Sayaka Foley p, 0 0 0 0. Totals 41 10 15 10.
Concord – Alayna Furr ss, 5 0 1 1; Kylie Kent 1b-rf, 3 0 0 0; Amber Stokes ph, 1 0 0 0; Abby Beatty lf, 4 1 2 0; Lauren Lewis cf, 3 1 0 0; Allie Reid p-1b, 3 1 0 0; Jenna Witt 2b, 4 1 1 2; Courtney Purtell dp, 3 2 0 0; Alycea Watson 3b, 2 0 0 0; Chelsea Shepherd rf, 0 0 0 0; Darby Fitzpatrick p, 1 1 1 2; Sara Herndon p, 2 0 0 0; Nicole Neri c, 0 0 0 0; Calli Van Gorden c, 0 0 0 0. Totals 31 7 5 6.

Pitching
Wesleyan – Shawgo: 2 innings, 3 hits, 5 runs, 0 earned runs, 1 walk, 1 strikeout, 1 wild pitch; Foley (W, 6-2): 6 innings, 2 hits, 2 runs, 1 earned  run, 4 walks, 6 strikeouts.
Concord – Reid: 2/3 of an inning, 2 hits, 2 runs, 0 earned runs , 0 walks, 1 strikeout; Fizpatrick: 1 1/3 innings, 4 hits, 5 runs, 5 earned runs, 2 walks, 0 strikeouts, 2 wild pitches; Herndon (L): 6 innings, 9 hits, 3 runs, 3 earned runs, 1 walk, 2 strikeouts.

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