West Virginia State's Alana Weyant has been named West Virginia conference softball player of the week, while West Virginia Wesleyan's Hillary Perez-Ashley earned pitcher accolades.
Weyant helped the Yellow Jackets to a 7-1 record last week, posting a .565 average after registering 13 hits in 23 at bats and driving in 15 runs. Weyant notched two doubles, two triples and two home runs for the week.
Perez-Ashley went 2-0 on the week with 21 strikeouts without allowing a walk. She tossed a five-hit shutout against Wheeling Jesuit and posted a shutout of West Liberty, allowing just five hits and striking out 11.
Darlington batted .632, going 12-for-19 with a home run, four doubles and six RBIs to lead the Bobcats to a 5-0 week. Adams went 2-0 on the week for Wesleyan, working seven innings in each game and giving up just six hits and one run total. Kincaid worked a shutout against West Liberty, allowing just three hits while striking out nine and not allowing a walk.
WVC TENNIS: With the conclusion of the West Virginia Conference regular season on Monday, the field has been set for the WVC men's tournament starting Thursday in Charleston.
Bluefield State, which concluded its regular season with the best record in school history, registered an 8-0 mark against conference competition and will have the No. 1 seed. Charleston (6-2) picked up the No. 3 spot while West Virginia State (1-7) is the No. 8 seed.
UC SPORTS: The University of Charleston baseball team exploded for six runs in the seventh as the Golden Eagles bested Concord 11-6 Sunday at Triana Field.
Ryan Foster went 3-for-4 with a home run and four RBIs for UC (21-17) while Robbie Collin and Ross Easterling added two hits each. Alex Oldham notched the win in middle relief despite giving up four runs on five hits in 11/3 innings.