Cardinals fly past Bobcats, 10-2

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KISSIMMEE, Fla. --- The Wheeling Jesuit University women's softball team scored seven runs over the final three innings to earn a 10-2 victory over Lees-McRae College in a six-inning contest to wrap up Friday's action at the Rebel Spring Games.

Jarah Ice (Anderson, Ind.) paced the Cardinals (4-4) going 4-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored, while Stacey Spicer (Akron, Ohio) tallied a 2-for-3 day with three RBI and two runs scored. Also helping pace the Cardinals to victory was Skylar Berger (Muncie, Ind.), who scored three runs on the evening.

Anna Carter (Hurdle Mills, N.C.) recorded two hits and drove in one run as the Bobcats (11-12) scattered seven hits and scored twice on the evening.

Ashley Nichols (Belle Vernon, Pa.) opened the contest by striking out the side for Wheeling Jesuit in the first inning. The Cardinals opened the scoring in the bottom of the frame, plating two runs on two hits to take the early 2-0 lead.

The Bobcats battled, but were unable to plate a run to cut into the Cardinal advantage during the early portion of the game. Wheeling Jesuit continued to push the issue, pushing the lead to 7-0 after five innings.

Lees-McRae answered in the top of the sixth, plating two runs on back-to-back RBI singles by Carter and Kim Coley (Marion, N.C.) following a one-out base knock by Karli Robb (Hayes, Va.) and an ensuing double by Lindsey Huntsinger (Asheville, N.C.) put runners on second and third. Wheeling Jesuit then shut the door to quell the rally, retiring the final two batters of the inning and plating three in the bottom of the frame to invoke the eight-run-rule.

The Bobcats return to the diamond on Saturday, taking on St. Cloud State University at 9:00 a.m. and Concordia University - St. Paul at 11:00 a.m. at the Fortune Road fields on the final day of the Rebel Spring Games.

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