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Saturday, April 6, 2013

Alexander and McNair Lead Bowie State to Division Sweep of Elizabeth City State

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BOWIE, Md. – Elizabeth City State (2-19, 0-15 CIAA, 0-8 North) had a 21-17 hit advantage over two games, but Bowie State’s Lady Bulldogs picked up the victories by scores of 6-5 and 10-6 over the Lady Vikings. Senior Megan Alexander and junior Aiyana McNair led the Lady Bulldogs with four hits each in the doubleheader sweep. Sophomore Kiara Washington paced the Lady Bulldogs with four RBI and Alexander added three RBI.

Bowie State (6-20, 4-10 CIAA, 2-4 North) held a 2-0 lead in the 1st inning of game one and added another run in the bottom of the third on just one hit. Clayborne reached on an error, advanced to second on passed ball and scored on a throwing error by the ECSU catcher for BSU’s first run. McNair followed with a single up the middle and later scored on an illegal pitch.  Clayborne caught the Lady Vikings defense napping, stealing home for Bowie State third run.

Elizabeth City State cut their deficit to 3-1 in the top of the 4th. Khadi Bryant led off the inning with a single to short and was pushed across the dish on a RBI single by Jamillah Darden.

The BSU Lady Bulldogs pushed three across in the bottom half of the 6th inning to take what most in attendance thought was a comfortable 6-1 advantage.

However, the ECSU Lady Vikings plated four in the top of the 7th inning. Christen Pelton began the inning with a sun aided single to right and moved all the way to third on a passed ball and stolen base. Danielle Horne recorded an RBI single to right, scoring Pelton. A single to left by Tiara Webb scored Horne to trim the BSU lead down to 6-3. A throwing error by Alexander allowed Khadijah Bryant and Webb to score, cutting the count to 6-5 with two outs. With Darden on second, Heather Smith grounded out to short to close out game one.

Webb and Felton paced the Lady Vikings with a pair of hits in the opener and Darden was responsible for a game-high three RBI.

McNair had two of the Bowie State Lady Bulldogs’ three hits. Sophomore Hayley Flint earned her second pitching victory of the year, striking out six, but gave up 10 hits.

Elizabeth City State drew first blood in the 1st inning of game two, as bunt single by Samantha Craig scored ECSU pitcher Kiyanna Merritt.  

Bowie State answered with three runs in their half of the first with sophomore Miranda Luna accounting for two RBI. Clayborne started things off for the Lady Bulldogs with bunt single. Washington laced a single to first, scoring a hustling Clayborne from second.

The Lady Bulldogs pushed their lead to 5-1 in the 2nd inning which began with a leadoff triple to right field by Clayborne. Clayborne scored on a wild pitch by ECSU’s Merritt. Bowie State was awarded their second run of the inning following a catcher’s interference call.

Craig led off the 4th inning with a walk and Darden crushed a homer to left, trimming the Bowie State lead down to 5-2.

Bowie State used a five run, five hit 5th inning to extend the Lady Bulldogs lead to 10-2.

However, just like game one, Elizabeth City State would not go away quietly. The Lady Vikings put together four hits in the top of the 6th inning with a Darden single to left pushing Craig across the dish.

Elizabeth City State added three more hits to their 11-hit, game two total in the top of the 7th inning, resulting in the final two runs for the Lady Vikings. Merritt, Pelton and Bryant loaded the bases with three straight singles. Craig was called out on an infield fly, leaving the bases loaded. Emmersha White reached after being hit by a Mariela Hernandez pitch allowing Merritt to score. Pelton scored following a Horn walk, closing the gap to 10-6 with a dangerous Darden coming to bat with the bases loaded and one out. Fortunately for Bowie State, Darden lined out into a game-ending double play.

Four Elizabeth City State players had at least two hits in the final game of the double dip with Darden tying for game-high RBI honors with three.

Alexander and Clayborne went 3-for-4 in game two for the Lady Bulldogs with Washington and Luna adding three and two RBI respectively.  Bowie State had 14 hits in the nightcap.   
  
Bowie State returns to action tomorrow (4/7), hosting the division leading Hawks of Chowan University. First pitch of the twinbill is set for 1 pm.
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