Head coach Karen Bitter and her UVa-Wise women’s softball team have been busy. The Cavaliers played eight games last week, going 5-3 in that stretch. They have also covered several miles during that span as well playing from Charlotte, N.C., to Salem, Va. Below is a recap of the Cavs games over spring break:
March 11: Queens University W 8-3
March 11: Queens University L 8-5
March 13: Johnson C. Smith W 15-5
March 13: Johnson C. Smith W 14-0
March 15: California (Pa.) W 7-2
March 15: Gannon University W 12-1
March 15: Lemoyne College: L 2-1
March 16: Mercyhurst University L 1-0
The Cavs’ offensive outburst against Johnson C. Smith came with the bat of freshman Sarah Beamer. Beamer went 5-8 in the doubleheader with three home runs, eight RBI and two runs scored. Senior Megan Dillion also went 5-8 with four RBI. Freshmen Taylor Brandts threw a complete game two-hitter in game two of the doubleheader while striking out 11 batters.
During the three games on Saturday March 15, the Cavs went 2-1 on the day. In game one versus California (Pa.) Seniors Kristina Romualdo and Charity Lawson collected a home run each while combining for five RBI in the 7-2 win.
The Cavs scored more than 10 runs for the third game of the road trip in a 12-1 win over Gannon University. Lawson knocked in three runs on two hits for the Cavs while Beamer collected two RBI.
Senior Rachel Hawks collected three wins on the roadtrip to improve to 6-1 on the season while helping improve the Cavs overall record to 13-6. The Cavs will open up Mountain East Conference play Saturday as they host Shepherd University with the doubleheader starting at 1 p.m.