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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Bowie State Softball Breezes Past Elizabeth City State 14-2

BOWIE, Md. – On a rainy Saturday afternoon, Bowie State softball breezed to an easy 14-2 victory in five innings over Elizabeth City State in game one of a scheduled doubleheader. Unfortunately game two could not be played due to deteriorating field conditions.

The Bowie State Bulldogs (15-18, 11-2 CIAA, 6-1 North) pounded out 14 hits with junior Inaya Jones (Baltimore, Md.) leading the attack with four. Bowie State’s threesome of juniors Jacqueline Pickering (Bowie, Md.) and Nicoleen Ochoa (Madison, Ohio) along with sophomore Morgan Powell (Upper Marlboro, Md.) recorded a pair of hits apiece in the win. Ochoa and Pickering were responsible for and team-high four and three RBI respectively.

Another Bulldogs threesome consisting of sophomores Megan Visele (Great Mills, Md.), Jaelyn Belt (Glen Burnie, Md.) and junior Tiffany Bearns (Lusby, Md.) contributed one hit each.

Junior Stefanie Ray (Damascus, Md.) struck out six Lady Vikings over five innings and picked up her 12th win of the season.

Bowie State held a 5-0 advantage after two innings, scoring two runs in the 1st inning and three runs in the bottom of the 2nd inning.

Elizabeth City State (1-23, 0-9 CIAA, 0-5 North) plated one run in the top of the 3rd inning to cut the Bulldogs lead down to 5-1. However, Bowie State plated three in the bottom half of the frame to push the Bulldogs out to an 8-1 advantage.

The Vikings recorded their final run of the game in the 4th inning on a Khadijah Rodgers (Burlington, N.C.) double to right center, scoring Keechell Johnson (Charlotte, N.C.), but Elizabeth City State trailed 8-2 at that point.

The Bulldogs broke the game open in the bottom of the 4th inning, rocking Elizabeth City State pitcher (Ashante Spruill (Columbia, N.C.) for six runs on eight hits to account for the final margin of 14-2.

Spruill, Rogers, Kayley Surrento (Elizabeth City, N.C.) and Lashika Basnight (Plymouth, N.C.) accounted for all four Lady Vikings hits.

The Bulldogs will make up the second game versus Elizabeth City State on Friday (4/28) at a neutral site (Virginia State) at a time to be determined. Following the ECSU game, Bowie State will conclude the regular season portion of its schedule at Virginia State on Saturday (4/29) at 1 and 3 p.m.


BOWIE STATE SOFTBALL 2017
Elizabeth City State at Bowie State (Game 1)
Apr 22, 2017 at Bowie, MD (Bulldogs)

Elizabeth City State 2 (1-23,0-9 CIAA)

Player  ab   r   h rbi  bb  so  po   a lob 
SURRENTO, Kayley ss 
CARTWRIGHT, Casey c 
WHITE, Kelsey p 
SPRUILL, Ashante 1b 
BASNIGHT, Lashika cf 
HINES, Meghan lf 
JOHNSON, K. 3b 
CUNNINGHAM, Jaleesa rf 
ROGERS, Khadijah 2b 
Totals 21 12 
  

Bowie State 14 (15-18,11-2 CIAA)

Player  ab   r   h rbi  bb  so  po   a lob 
SMITH,Ja'Seph lf 
PICKERING,Jacqueline ss 
OCHOA,Nicoleen dp 
JONES,Inaya cf 
VISELE,Megan 2b 
BEARNS,Tiffany 3b 
BELT,Jaelyn rf 
LEWIS,Emily c 
POWELL,Morgan 1b 
RAY,Stefanie p 
Totals 25 14 14 13 15 
Score by Innings               R  H  E
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Elizabeth City State 001 10 -  2  4  3
Bowie State......... 233 6X - 14 14  2
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E - SURRENTO; JOHNSON, K.; ROGERS; VISELE,M.; POWELL,M.. LOB - Lady Vikings 8; Bulldogs 6. 2B - ROGERS; VISELE,M.. 3B - SMITH,J.; PICKERING,J.; BEARNS,T.. HBP - CUNNINGHAM; PICKERING,J. 2; BEARNS,T.. CS - SURRENTO.
Elizabeth City State ip er bb so wp bk hbp ibb ab bf fo go 
WHITE, Kelsey L,1-13 4.0 14 14 14 25 32 
  
Bowie State  ip er bb so wp bk hbp ibb ab bf fo go 
RAY,Stefanie W,12-8 5.0 21 25 

Win - RAY,S. (12-8). Loss - WHITE (1-13). Save - None. WP - WHITE 5; RAY,S. 2. HBP - by WHITE (PICKERING,J.); by WHITE (BEARNS,T.); by RAY,S. (CUNNINGHAM); by WHITE (PICKERING,J.). Inherited runners/scored: None.Umpires - HP: Bob Provost 1B: Mike Meehan
Start: 12 pm Time: 1:22 Attendance: 25
Weather: Cloudy w/Light Rain - 54 Deg. Game notes: DIVISION RECORDS: Elizabeth City State 0-5 ... Bowie State 6-1 Game 2 has been postponed due to wet field conditions

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