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GSC Softball Pushes Streak to Five, Sweeps Ohio Valley

The Lady Pioneers pushed their win streak to five games as they swept the visiting Scots of Ohio Valley by the scores of 3-2 and 7-3 yesterday afternoon. With the wins GSC improves 8 and 11 on the season and 4-0 in the WVIAC.
Game 1
Box Score
Glenville State (7-11 Overall, 3-0 WVIAC)  would get on the board quickly as Brittney Handley would double, move to third on a sac bunt by Harris and then score on a Karly Eskew single.
The Lady Scots would answer back in the top half of the 3rd as they would pick up an unearned run to tie things up at 1-1. OVU’s Bridgette Alan would reach base as the throw to 1st would sail off into right field, Alan would hustle all the way around to third. After a groundout and fly out, Alyssa Davis would reach on another error, scoring Alan.
OVU’s Mandy Strom would lead off the 5th with a double, move to score on a sacrifice bunt and then score on a Davis’ single, to put Ohio Valley up 2-1.
GSC would answer right back in the bottom half of the inning. Handley would lead off with a single and then advance to second on a stolen base.   Harris would follow would a single, putting runners of the corners with no outs. Harris would get caught in a rundown trying to steal second. She would battle long enough to allow for Handley to score the tying run.
After a 1, 2, 3 top of the 6th, Glenville St. would get the go ahead run in the bottom of the inning. Morgan Elswick would single to lead off the inning, and then move into scoring position on a passed ball. After Kohle Maynard would fly out, Lacey Williams would drill the 2-1 offering into right field for a run scoring single.
Pitcher Morgan Elswick would sandwich two walks inside three outs in the top of the 7th to preserve the win.
Elswick would go seven innings, two runs, one earned on four hits while striking out four.
Handley would lead the way going 2 for 3 and scoring two runs.
Game 2
Box Score
The Lady Pioneers completed the sweep of Ohio Valley by a score of 7-3 as they improved to 8-11 Overall and 4-0 in WVIAC play.
The Lady Scots would strike first in the opening at bat. Strom would draw a leadoff walk and then move to third as S. Williams would reach base on an error. Mandy Parkulo would get A. Davis to fly out before Jaci Miller would groundout to short, scoring Strom.
The lead would be short lived for OVU as Glenville State would explode for four runs in the bottom half of the first, behind three key 2-out hits from a trio of freshmen.
B. Handley, just like game one, would lead off with a double. Leanne Harris would follow with a walk and then both runners would advance on a passed ball.
Ohio Valley looked like they might get out of the inning as Eskew and Saturday’s hero Candace White would both fly out.
Morgan Elswick would then drill a two run double to give GSC the lead, 2-1. Erin Morgan would immediately follow with a single to score Elswick. Lacey Williams would cap the scoring off as she would plate E. Morgan with another two out hit, this time a double to left center pushing the lead to 4-1 after one full inning.
Both pitchers would settle down as the score would remain the same until the Glenville half of the 5th inning.
Harris would lead off on a triple, and after an Eskew ground out, she would score on an OVU passed ball to make it 5-1. After White would strike out, Elswick would again start a 2-out rally with a single.   E. Morgan would follow with a single of her own to put runners on 1st and 2nd with 2 outs. Lacey Williams would continue with the theme of clutch hits as she would smack the 2-2 offering for a single to score Elswick and advance Morgan to third. Two pitches later Morgan would finish off the GSC scoring as she would make it home on a passed ball.
Parkulo would give up two runs in the top half of the 7th before settling down and closing the door on the Lady Scots to give Glenville State a 7-3 win, and extend the school record winning streak to five games.
For the game, Mandy would pitch seven innings, giving up three runs, all earned on five hits while striking out five.
Harris, Elswick, Morgan and Williams would each have two hits.
The Lady Pioneers will travel to Wheeling on Tuesday to take on Wheeling Jesuit, before returning home to take on WVIAC favorite WV Wesleyan. Tuesday’s doubleheader will start at 3pm, while Wednesday’s will begin at 5pm.
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