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April 24, 2013

FSU teams complete sweeps

Falcon softball, baseball both roll to wins

FAIRMONT — Fairmont State’s softball team rolled past Seton Hill in a doubleheader on Tuesday afternoon at Duvall-Rosier Field.

With the victories, FSU coach Rick Wade recorded his fifth 30-win season at the school. The team’s 31 victories trail the 2009 (32) and 2010 (33) FSU teams for the most wins in a season.

Fairmont State (31-8, 19-3 WVIAC) scored nine unanswered-runs in game one to pick up the 9-1 victory. FSU made quick work of the Griffins in game two, picking up the 8-0 victory in a five-inning game.

Brandi Piccolino hit a solo shot in the top half of the second inning to take an early 1-0 lead in game one. Courtney Iacobacci drove in Brittany Williams on a single to center field to tie the game in the bottom of the third.

Fairmont Senior graduate Ericka Aversa and Terri Lynn Wolfe hit RBI singles in the fourth to give FSU a 3-1 victory. Williams followed it up with a single to score three RBI and give FSU a commanding 6-1 lead.

Holly Frampton added a run on a solo shot in the bottom of the fifth for FSU. Parsons scored Wolfe from third on a double to left field to give the Falcons an 8-1 lead. Parsons ended the game by reaching home on an error by the catcher.

FSU scored five runs in the first inning of game two to force a pitching change by the Griffins. Wolfe provided a trio of those runs on a double to center field. Frampton hit a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the second to score Iacobacci and stretch the FSU lead to 6-0.

Later in the inning, Aversa hit an RBI single to add another run for the Falcons. Iacobacci gave the Falcons an 8-0 advantage after a double to left field scored Madison Bowman from second.

Chelsea Cobb (19-4) picked up a pair of victories after starting both games for the Falcons. Cobb gave up just one run on two hits and struck out six on the afternoon.

Baseball

Falcons pull road sweep


Fairmont State baseball won a pair of one-run games to pick up a road sweep at Concord on Tuesday afternoon.

The wins improved FSU's record to 20-20 on the year and 16-13 in WVIAC play.

In game one, the Falcons got a strong effort on the mound from freshman Nick Opferman in a 2-1 win over the Mountain Lions. Opferman (4-0) pitched a complete game three-hitter striking out three and walking a pair.

Trailing 1-0 in the top of the fifth, the Falcons got on the board after an RBI groundout by Tyler Lucas scored Philip Longnecker who led off the inning with a double. FSU then pushed across the game-winning run in the top of the seventh inning on an RBI single from Josh Wine that scored Tyler Barnette.

Concord got the game-tying run to second base with two outs in the bottom of the inning, but Opferman got the final out on a strike out to secure the win.

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