Sunday, March 5, 2017

West Virginia State Softball Cruises Past Bowie State, 16-1

CARY, N.C. - The West Virginia State University Yellow Jackets cruised to a 16-1 non-conference softball victory over the Bowie State University Bulldogs on Sunday morning to close out the Shaw Lady Bears Challenge. The loss sets Bowie State's record at 1-4 while West Virginia State improves to 6-8 overall.

West Virginia State plated two runs in the 1st inning and added four more runs in the 2nd inning and was never threatened by Bowie State. The WVSU Yellow Jacket bats exploded in the top of the 3rd inning, tacking on seven runs for a 13-0 advantage.

Bowie State did not get its first hit of the day until the bottom of the 3rd inning which came off the bat of junior Nicoleen Ochoa (Madison, Ohio).

West Virginia State pushed two across in the top half of the 4th inning before Bowie State’s Bulldogs were able to account for their only run.  After multiple Bowie State defensive changes, junior Inaya Jones (Baltimore, Md.) belted a solo homerun, her first of the season but the Yellow Jackets held a comfortable 15-1 cushion at that point.

The Yellow Jackets added one run in their share of the 5th inning while the Bulldogs came up empty to end the game by the 8-run mercy rule.

Micca Mirabella, Brookelyn Hale and Kayleigh Thompson contributed three hits apiece to lead the West Virginia State offense. Hale was responsible for a game-high three RBI while Mirabella, Mackenzie Dunlop and Brittany Allison recorded two RBI each in the win. Chelsey Parkins went 4.2 innings in the circle, striking out five.

Bowie State junior Stefanie Ray (Damascus, Md.) took the loss, giving up 15 hits (11 earned), but struck out four and walked two.

The Bulldogs will play its home opener on Tuesday (March 7th), hosting East Stroudsburg University in a non-conference doubleheader beginning at 1 p.m.

West Virginia State vs Bowie St.
Mar 5, 2017 at Cary, NC (Middle Creek)

West Virginia State 16 (6-8)

Player  ab   r   h rbi  bb  so  po   a lob 
Micca Mirabella ss 
Mackenzie Dunlop rf 
   Callie Huck rf 
Brookelyn Hale cf 
   Cheyenne Herrera cf 
Brittany Allison c 
Madison Rafuson dp 
   Kelsey Moore dp 
Shian Meeks 3b 
Zoey Carte lf 
   Shandell Curtis lf 
Summer Sword 1b 
Kayleigh Thompson 2b 
Chelsey Parkins p 
   Emily Thompson p 
Totals 33 16 17 11 15 

Bowie St. 1 (1-4)

Player  ab   r   h rbi  bb  so  po   a lob 
OCHOA,Nicoleen 2b/cf 
SMITH,Ja'Seph lf 
PICKERING,Jacqueline ss 
JONES,Inaya cf/p 
VISELE,Megan dp/2b 
FENNER,Lindsey 3b 
LEWIS,Emily c 
   BEARNS,Tiffany c 
BELT,Jaelyn rf 
RAY,Stefanie p/dp 
POWELL,Morgan 1b 
Totals 16 15 
Score by Innings               R  H  E
West Virginia State. 247 21 - 16 17  0
Bowie St............ 000 10 -  1  2  1
E - PICKERING,J.. LOB - WVSU 6; Bowie 2. 2B - Mirabella 2; Huck; Moore; Carte. 3B - Dunlop; Hale. HR - Allison; JONES,I.. SB - Hale; Rafuson 2; Carte; Sword; K. Thompson.
West Virginia State  ip er bb so wp bk hbp ibb ab bf fo go 
Chelsey Parkins W,3-0 4.2 15 17 
Emily Thompson  0.1 
Bowie St.  ip er bb so wp bk hbp ibb ab bf fo go 
RAY,Stefanie L,1-2 4.0 15 15 11 28 30 
JONES,Inaya  1.0 

Win - Parkins (3-0). Loss - RAY,S. (1-2). Save - None. Inherited runners/scored: None.Umpires -
Start: 10 am Time: 2:15 Attendance: 59

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