Softball: Cavs Move Up, 5-7

The Cavalier softball team won 5 of their 7 games in the last two weeks.

The ladies split the last two games of the Captain D’s Surf and Turf Classic as they would come home in two double headers, one against Carson-Newman University and other against King University.  During this game stretch, all of their double headers have been split between both teams.

The Cavs have been traveling as far as Georgia for most of the two-week span, playing in many tournaments.

Although they have split most of their double headers, the team has been playing quite impressively in their wins.

The Cavs started this two week stretch with a win in the Captain D’s Surf and Turf Classic against Coker College in Dahlonega, Georgia.  Alexa Hernandez led the team with three hits and two runs.  Bridget Henzel, Samantha Ely, and Mindy Combs also contributed to the three run win with three runs of their own.

In a second double header against Carson-Newman University, the game overcame their 5-0 shutout to defeat the Eagles back in Wise.

Erika McLaughlin, February’s player of the month, had three RBIs. And with Mindy Combs coming up with four hits, the Cavs would defeat the Eagles by five.

UVa-Wise would take the field two days later to take on King University, winning the first game of the double header. This match was quite the defensive game compared to the second.

Hernandez attributed two runs and two hits to the initial game and found help from her teammates, Shannon Bennett and Monica Brandts, whose runs combined for three of the four scores in the game.

The Cavs won one of their games in the West Virginia Wesleyan Tournament against Senton Hill University in Salem, Virginia. Eli, Combs, Henzel, and Yahner led the way in the 2-1 win.

The Cavs would finish the week on March 18 by winning the first game of their double header in Glenville, West Virginia against Glenville State College with a dominating 8-1 victory.  Olivia Cleary gave the team a boast with two runs and four runs batted in.

Just when the team thought that the weather was heating up for the rest of the season, they received some bad news on Thursday.  This has slowed some of their travel plans due to calls for snow and rain in West Virginia, where some of their next road games are.

The Cavs’ next home game will take place on Friday against West Virginia State in a double header then another on Saturday versus Charleston.

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