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State 2nd, UC 4th in WVC baseball ratings

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The University of Charleston and West Virginia State are holding their own in the West Virginia Conference baseball standings.

State is second in the South Division, just a few points in the power rating behind West Virginia Wesleyan. The Bobcats (11-11 overall, 7-1 WVC) own a 115.0 power rating while State (11-13, 9-5) has a 107.14, trailing Wesleyan by just 7.86 points.

After splitting a doubleheader Friday with Davis & Elkins, the Yellow Jackets won the third game 5-2 Saturday to take the three-game series. State hosts Wheeling Jesuit in a doubleheader at 1 p.m. Wednesday followed by a three-game showdown with Wesleyan at home beginning with a doubleheader at 1 p.m. Saturday and a single game at 1 p.m. Sunday.

UC (10-15, 7-7) sits in fourth place in the South with an 89.29 power rating. UC ended this past weekend on a positive note, sweeping Glenville State (19-8 and 8-5) in a doubleheader for a streak entering this week. The Golden Eagles host Pitt Johnstown in a doubleheader at 1 p.m. today.

Seton Hill (21-6, 14-3) tops the North Division, but not by much over Shepherd (12-12, 8-3). The Griffins own a 134.71 power rating while the Rams are right on their heels at 131.82.

  • Concord's Joe Camp was named the WVC player of the week Monday while Seton Hill's Alex Haines was chosen the pitcher of the week.
  • Camp, a 6-foot-1 freshman infielder from Potomac, Md., helped the Mountain Lions post a 5-0 record last week. He carried a .647 batting average with two home runs, three doubles, 11 RBIs, six runs and a 1.176 slugging percentage. Camp also had an on-base average of .684.

    Haines, a 6-5 junior left-hander from Greensburg, Pa., posted a complete-game, three-hit shutout with three eight strikeouts and two walks in an 8-0 win over Pitt Johnstown. It was his third complete game of the season.

    State's Eric Craft is among league leaders in batting average (.424) and on-base percentage (.473). UC's Igor Molina is among the top 10 in slugging percentage (.632) and RBIs (19). State's Anthony Payne has four homers, tied in the WVC for fourth plce with six others, including Molina. State's Jordan Butcher's 2.43 ERA is fourth-best in the league and his opponents' batting average of .256 ranks in the top 10.

    Softball

    UC's Courtney Fain and Alderson-Broaddus' Vanessa Bodily shared the WVC pitcher of the week honor Monday while Fairmont State's Holly Frampton was selected the player of the week.

    Fain, a 5-9 sophomore from Urbana, Ohio, posted a 3-0 record last week, including a three-hit shutout against Salem International. Bodily, a 5-9 senior from Ogden, Utah, turned in a two-hit shutout against UC with nine strikeouts.

    Frampton, a 5-9 senior outfielder from Corning, N.Y., helped the Falcons to a 3-1 record. She extended her hitting streak to eight games and batted .538 with three doubles and a homer.

    The Golden Eagles (11-12, 2-2) are tied with Alderson-Broaddus for sixth in the league with a 60.0 power rating. State (14-5, 0-2) is tied for last in the 14-team league with three other schools with a 0.0 power rating.

    Glenville State (11-5, 4-0) tops the conference with a 105.0 power rating while West Virginia Wesleyan (15-9, 2-0) and Wheeling Jesuit (9-13, 2-0) are tied for second with a 100.0 power rating.

    State's Sabrina Schouten is fourth in batting average (.448) while UC's Janeen Vazquez (.415) and State's Mattie Best (.404) are also among the top 10. The Golden Eagles' Jacqueline Carlin has four round-trippers, which is tied for fourth, while teammate Kelly Browning has three.

    The Yellow Jackets' Kelsey Lorraine is tops in the WVC with seven wins and is second in strikeouts (62). She is also among the leaders in earned run average (1.26) and opponents' batting average (.141).

     


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