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Monday, March 19, 2012Ali Neace Named WVIAC Pitcher of the Week
Thursday, March 15, 2012Neace Shuts Out Philadelphia
Wednesday, March 14, 2012Lady Battlers Fall to Mercy
Tuesday, March 13, 2012Neace No-Hitter Leads A-B
Monday, March 12, 2012A-B Wins Third Straight, Bats Past Grace
Monday, March 12, 2012Powell Walk-Off, Pitching Pushes A-B Past Bentley
Sunday, March 11, 2012Bodily Blasts A-B Past East Stroudsburg
Saturday, March 10, 2012Big Inning Leads Northern State Past A-B
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
CLERMONT, Fla.—The Alderson-Broaddus Lady Battlers softball team fell to Mercy College, 4-2, at the National Training Center on Thursday afternoon.
The Lady Battlers (4-8) scored first, taking a 1-0 lead in the top of the 2nd despite not registering a single hit. A pair of walks and a fielding error allowed Mary Mayer to score for A-B. However, Mercy (4-2) quickly responded, as the Lady Mavericks played small ball, using a pair of sacrifices to advance Jessica Doria- who reached on a walk to lead off the inning- into scoring position, setting up a Shelby Johnson RBI-single to tie the score at 1-1. Mercy took a 2-1 lead in the 3rd on an unearned run and extended their lead to 3-1 on a Jacquelyn Couillard home run to lead off the 4th.
A bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the 5th pushed the Mercy lead to 4-1, and a Chrissy Cleary single brought two more runners home, giving the Lady Mavericks a 6-1 lead through five.
After a scoreless 6th inning, the Lady Battlers maid some noise in the 7th, getting back-to-back two-out RBI hits from Kharrisa Renoth and Kat Powell to close the gap to 6-3, but they would get no closer as Mercy pitcher Mary Sieber got her seventh strikeout to end the game.
Vanessa Bodily (1-2) took the loss on the mound for the Lady Battlers, allowing six runs (five earned) on seven hits while walking five and striking out three. Ali Neace pitched the final inning in relief, striking out two of the four batters she faced. Renoth led the A-B offense by going 2-4 with an RBI.
Sieber earned the victory for Mercy, allowing just five hits and three runs (two earned) while striking out seven. Shannon Forbes led the Lady Mavericks with two hits.