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Mountaineers Nip Elon In 11 Innings PDF Print
Written by Justin Bohn   
Monday, 16 April 2012 06:35

Appalachian State University softball avoided the sweep in an 11 inning, 4-3, victory over Elon on Sunday at East Field. The Mountaineers (17-19, 7-9 SoCon) out hits the Phoenix (19-14, 8-7 SoCon) 13-8 and ASU were able to prevail after leaving 14 runners on base. Freshman Riley Carter pitched

all 11 innings for the Mountaineers and only allowed eight hits and three runs (zero earned) with four strikeouts and three walks. The Jacksonville, Fla. Native pitched 10 scoreless innings with Elon scoring its three runs in the fifith.
Elon broke the scoreless contest in the fifth with three runs.  Danielle Lafferty led off the fifth with a single through the left side and was pinch run for Charyssa Parent.  Camille Hill singled to second and force the second basemen to make a tough play to first that resulted in an error to allow Parent to score.  Ali Ford tried to sacrifice bunt but was able to beat out the throw to first and Hill scored on the throwing by the first basemen trying to get Ford out a first.  The Phoenix scored their final run of the inning on fielder's choice by Tomeka Watson.
The Mountaineers tied the game up, 3-3, in the top of the sixth with one swing of the bat by freshman Caroline Rogers.  Carter singled up the middle to move Allie Cashion to third, who reached on a throwing error by the third basemen.  Rogers tied the contest with a three-run bomb to dead center for her seventh homer of the season.
In the 11th, with international tie breaker in effect, senior Megan Rembielak drove a two-out single past the shortstop to score Lindsay Whitlock for the go-ahead run.
Appalachian had all nine batters record a hit with four of them recording two.
The Mountaineers travels to Greensboro, N.C. on Wednesday for a non-conference doubleheader with North Carolina A&T at 2 p.m.


Photo Courtesy: Megan Rembielak, ASU Athletics



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