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GSC Softball Falls To WV Wesleyan in the WVIAC Championship

Game 3 vs. #6 Wheeling Jesuit
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The Lady Pioneers scored all five runs thanks to the long ball and Mandy Parkulo picked up her third win of the tournament as the Lady Pioneers rolled past #6 seed Wheeling Jesuit by a score of 5-1.

GSC got on the board first as Lacey Williams would smack a 2-run home run in the top of the 2nd scoring Erin Morgan.

WJU would answer back with their lone run of the contest in their half of the 2nd with a HR of their own, a solo shot to center.

The game would stay 2-1 until the 5th inning.  With one out, Brooke Foster would single to get things going.  After a pop out by Brittany Handley, Leanne Harris would single to put runners on the corner with two outs.   Candace White would then drill a 3-run shot to left field to give Glenville St. all the run support they would need.

Parkulo would allow just the one run, on five hits, while striking out two.

Harris three hits and Kohle Maynard had two for the Lady Pioneers.

Game 4 vs. #1 WV Wesleyan
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It took the span of two days to complete, but the Lady Pioneers recorded their 4th straight victory with a convincing 4-1 win over the top seeded Lady Bobcats of WV Wesleyan.

GSC got on the board first as Leanne Harris would lead off with a triple and then score on a wild pitch to make it 1-0 GSC after 1/2 inning.

Glenville would add two more in the 4th inning.  Maynard would lead off with a solo shot to left field to make it 2-0.  Erin Morgan, who reached on a single, would score to make it 3-0 on Handley’s two out RBI single.

WVWC would get a single run in the 5th to cut the deficit to 3-1.

The Lady Pioneers would add an insurance run in the 7th as Karley Eskew would reach with a bunt single and eventually score on Morgan Elswick two single.

Laura Childer picked up the win allowing one run on six hits in four innings.  Parkulo would come on in relief to pick three scorless innings.

Game 5 vs. #1 WV Wesleyan
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The Lady Pioneers would fail in their first attempt to claim the 2009 WVIAC Championship, losing to WV Wesleyan 8-0 in five innings.

GSC would see just two batters reach base as they were one hit by WVWC’s Stephanie Wheeler.

The Lady Bobcats would score two in the 1st, two in the 2nd, three in the 4th, and a single run in the 5th.

Mandy Parkulo would take the loss, giving up 4 runs, 2 earned on three hits in 1 2/3 inninngs pitched.

The loss would set up a winner take all game with WV Wesleyan.

Game 6 vs.#1 WV Wesleyan
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GSC would see their hopes of a 2009 WVIAC Championship fall just short, as they dropped a 6-5 battle to WV Wesleyan.

WVWC would jump out to a quick lead as they would plate two in the bottom half of the first inning.

The Lady Pioneers would answer getting a single run in the top of the 2nd as pitcher Morgan Elswick would homer off Stephanie Wheeler.

The Lady Bobcats would chase Elswick after an inning and two-thirds as they would get three more runs in the 2nd to make it 5-1 after two.

Glenville would not go away with out a fight.  With one out Harris would get things going reaching on an error by the pitcher.  White would ground out and move Harris to 2nd.  Karly Eskew would follow with a single to move Harris to 3rd.  Maynard would then reach on a error by the shortstop, driving in Harris to make it 5-2.  After an Elswick walk, both Eskew and pinch runner Katie Bryant would then score on an error by the catcher.  Erin Morgan would follow with an RBI double to score Elswick and tie the ball game at 5-5.

WV Wesleyan would quickly kill any momentum with picking up a RBI single by Thurston off new pitcher Mandy Parkulo in the bottom half of the 3rd to put them in the lead for good at 6-5.

Patricia Moreno would then come on to close the door for WVWC by pitching 4 and a third innings of shutout ball.

Parkulo would take the tough loss giving up just the one run in 4 1/3 innings.  For the tournament Mandy went 3-2, pitching 26 innings while giving up just five earned runs.

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