BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC - The Montreat College softball team dropped a double-header at home to Appalachian Athletic Conference foe Truett-McConnell on Tuesday afternoon.
In the first game, the Bears jumped out to an eleven run lead after three innings and cruised to a 14-3 win. The Cavalier runs came on nine hits, including two each from Aubree Sluder (FR/Asheville, NC), Desirae Bebber (JR/Catfish, NC), and Ashlyn Vickers (FR/Ellenboro, NC). In the second game, the Cavaliers fell victim to a strong pitching performance from Bears pitchers Taylor Nix and Carson Hagin, who combined to throw a no-hitter in an 8-0 win for Truett-McConnell.
The team will return to action on Saturday, April 23rd when they travel to take on Belmont-Abbey for a double-header set to begin at 2pm.
BLUEFIELD, VA - The Montreat College baseball team traveled to take on Bluefield College for a three-game weekend series over the weekend. The Cavaliers took one win from the home team over the series.
In the first game, played on Saturday, the Rams limited Montreat to only four hits in a 4-0 victory. John Cassandra (SO/Cumming, GA) was strong on the mound for the Cavaliers giving up six hits while striking out five over eight innings. Only one of the runs he gave up were earned, as Montreat had four errors on defense. Danilo De Armas (SO/Miami, FL) was 2-4 for the Cavaliers while Nick Bray (JR/Alpharetta, GA) added a double.
In the first game of the Sunday double-header, the Cavaliers used a three-run fourth inning to propel them to a 3-2 victory. Grayson Snipes (JR/Lancaster, SC) and Daniel Branon (SR/Greensboro, NC) both had RBIs in the inning and a third run scored off of a Bluefield wild pitch. Taylor Cornelius (SR/Lakeland, FL) took over from there, going the distance on the mound, giving up only two runs on six hits with four strikeouts.
In the series finale, the Ram's used three runs in the first inning and four runs in the fourth to roll to a 7-2 victory. The Cavaliers' runs came courtesy of Nick Bray, who roped RBI doubles in both the third and fifth innings but it would not be enough as Bluefield held the Cavaliers in check the rest of the game.
The Cavaliers will be back in action on Wednesday, April 20th when they travel to take on Mars Hill. First pitch is set for 2pm.
BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC - The Montreat College softball team dropped a pair of games to Reinhardt University in Appalachian Athletic Conference play on Saturday.
In the first game, Montreat jumped out to a 3-1 lead after three innings but allowed the Eagles to score a pair of runs in both the fourth and fifth innings to take the lead. Reinhardt would add a final run in the seventh to wrap up a 6-3 win. Aubree Sluder (FR/Asheville, NC) blasted a first inning home run while Megan Recher (SR/Waxhaw, NC) picked up two hits and scored a run. Ashlyn Vickers (FR/Ellenboro, NC) and MaKayla Thompson both picked up an RBI for the Cavaliers.
In the second game, it was all Reinhardt as the visitors held Montreat to only three hits in an 8-0 victory. Sluder, Thompson, and Morgan Meredith (SO/Coalfield, TN) all got base hits for the Cavaliers but the team was unable to get any sustained offense going as the Eagles used a three-run first inning to jump out to an early lead they would hold on to for the reaminder of the contest.
The team will be back in action on Tuesday, April 19th as they host North Greenville for a double-header beginning at 2pm at Roxy Hines Field.