AB softball team sweeps Senators

PHILIPPI – Alderson Broaddus snapped Davis & Elkins’ four-game win streak with a sweep on Tuesday afternoon.

The Battlers belted a pair of homers for an 8-0 win in game one and took the nightcap by a score of 6-4.

AB launched back-to-back home runs in the third inning of game one to take a 4-0 lead. The Battlers added two in the fourth and two in the sixth to set the mercy rule in effect with the 8-0 final.

Alanna Jones (5-6) surrendered six runs (five earned) on eight hits with nine strikeouts and one walk in five innings. Autumn Appleby yielded two runs (one earned) on three hits in 1/3 of an inning.

Danielle Norton, Corrine Carrington and Chelsie Stover each notched RBI base hits in the third inning of game two, putting D&E in front 3-0.

AB responded with four runs in the bottom half of the inning, before adding a run in both the fourth and fifth to take a 6-3 lead. Stover tallied the game’s final run with a solo home run in the sixth.

Amber LaBille (2-9) tossed the complete game, giving up six runs (five earned) on 10 hits with four strikeouts and a pair of walks.

The Senators will travel to Kentucky Wesleyan on Friday.


WVU Tech sweeps D&E

ELKINS – West Virginia Tech pulled off a pair of come-from-behind victories over Davis & Elkins on Tuesday.

WVU-Tech came away with a 4-1 win in the opener and erased a 10-run deficit in game two to claim an 18-13 decision.

In game one, Bryant Hines drove home Ryan Dodson during the second inning to put the Senators in front, 1-0. The Golden Bears plated a run on a wild pitch in the third to tie the game at 1-1.

Tech registered RBI doubles in the fourth and fifth to take a 3-1 lead. WVU-Tech tacked on an insurance run in the seventh to set the 4-1 deficit.

Michael Paratore (0-3) tossed the first four innings, yielding three runs on four hits with four strikeouts and a pair of walks. Brennan Dettinger hurled three innings, allowing one run on two hits while striking out three.

In game two, Tech grabbed a 2-0 lead on a sacrifice fly and a RBI single in the first inning. The Senator offense responded with a RBI single by Travis Phelps and a two-run single by Houston Darling to take a 3-0 lead after one inning.

Lance Vannoy, Treavor Dubiel and Ryan Dodson each recorded RBIs as part of a six-run second inning, extending the lead to seven at 9-2. Vannoy added a two-run double in the third, and later scored on a Matt Moceri single, making the score 12-2.

The Golden Bears scored six runs in the fourth, trimming the deficit to 12-8. A wild pitch allowed the 13th D&E run to cross the plate in the bottom of the inning.

Tech plated nine runs in the fifth and one in the seventh to secure the 18-13 win.

The Senator bullpen allowed 16 runs on 17 hits after starter Tyler Honeycutt left with an apparent injury, just three batters into the game. Forest Williamson (1-1) suffered the loss, allowing 3 runs on one hit with a pair of walks in one third of an inning.

D&E is scheduled to host Trevecca Nazarene in a weekend series, beginning at noon on Friday.

WVU downs Pitt

PITTSBURGH – The West Virginia University baseball swept the season series against Pitt with a 6-4 victory on Tuesday evening at Charles L. Cost Field.

The Mountaineers improved to 16-8 overall and won 2-0 in the season series after winning 6-3 last Tuesday in Morgantown. Pitt fell to 15-12 overall and was issued its first home loss this season.


D&E women remain perfect

ELKINS – The Davis & Elkins women’s tennis team remained perfect against G-MAC competition with a 9-0 win over shorthanded Ursuline on Tuesday.

The Senators blanked the Arrows in two of the doubles matches and claimed a forfeit victory in the third doubles match. D&E kept the momentum rolling to straight set 6-0 victories in each of the singles matches.

D&E will travel to Alderson Broaddus today.