March 2, 2013
Concordia-St. Paul Stats
Northern State Stats
KISSIMMEE, FL – The Fayetteville State softball team opened play at the Rebel Spring Games on Saturday morning dropping both of their contests to the Concordia-St. Paul Golden Bears and Northern State Wolves at the Osceola County Softball Complex. The Lady Broncos were edged in their opener 2-1 by Concordia-St. Paul before falling in game two 11-1 against Northern State. Spencer Ember (Jr., Thomasville, NC) recorded three hits in the two opening games.
Fayetteville State (0-10) fought hard in the opener against the Golden Bears entering the bottom of the seventh inning tied 1-1. Concordia-St. Paul struck first with one run in the second on Cassie Bertelsen’s RBI double. The Lady Broncos tied the game in the top of the fifth when Brittany Freeman (Fr., Fayetteville, NC) singled home Kalneisha Drawhorn (So., Rowland, NC). Maya Washington (Jr., Red Springs, NC) attempted to score the go-ahead run from second but was thrown out at home. Bertelsen gave the Golden Bears the walk-off victory with her one-out homer in the bottom of the seventh.
Kristen Bell (Fr., Hubert, NC) suffered the loss pitching 6.1 innings allowing two runs on six hits, no walks and three strikeouts. Stephanie Kappes earned the win tossing a complete game giving up one run on six hits, one walk and eight strikeouts.
Embler went a perfect 3-for-3 at the plate against Concordia-St. Paul while Freeman had the lone RBI. Bertelsen had two hits and two RBI for the Golden Bears.
In game two against Northern State, FSU tallied just three hits in the 11-1 setback. Washington recorded two of the three hits while Jessica Randolph (Jr., Pinetops, NC) had the other. The game was scoreless until the third inning when the Wolves plate three runs. Northern State followed with five runs in the fourth and three in the fifth. Randolph put the Lady Broncos on the scoreboard in the bottom of the fifth on her RBI single that scored Amanda Anderson (So., Hope Mills, NC).
Marley Stubblefield (Fr., Huntland, TN) received the loss surrendering six runs of four hits, three walks and seven strikeouts in 3.2 innings of work. Debbie Evans pitched all five innings for the Wolves giving up one run on three hits, three walks and five strikeouts.
Caitlin Moran, Kelsey Robling and Macey Engel had two hits each for Northern State. Robling recorded a game-high five RBI.
Fayetteville State will return to action on Sunday, Mar. 3 as it faces Wheeling Jesuit and Lake Erie on day two of the Rebel Spring Games. The Lady Broncos take on Wheeling Jesuit at 3 p.m. and follow with Lake Erie at 5 p.m.