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4-16 WV Wesleyan 3-4
4-17 Seton Hill 4-1
4-19 D&E 6-0
4-23 Fairmont 0-8
4-25 Salem 2-0
4-27 Charleston 1-2
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Overall: 24-16-1
Conf.: 17-9-1

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Cardinals Split on Day 2

Game #18: Wheeling Jesuit 3, West Virginia Wesleyan 1
Brandy Jester tossed a three-hit masterpiece as Wheeling Jesuit shocked WVIAC regular season champion West Virginia Wesleyan 3-1.  Ashley McSweeney provided the offense for the Cards with a double and a solo home run.  Lexi Rodgers notched two of Wesleyan's three hits and drove home the only Bobcat run with a sixth inning triple.

Score by Innings                  R  H  E
Wheeling Jesuit..... 100 110 0 -  3  4  2
West Virginia Wesley 000 001 0 -  1  3  2
W-Jester.  L-Wheeler.

Game #23: West Virginia State 2, Wheeling Jesuit 1
Faith Amrein provided the heroics again as West Virginia State became the tournament's lone unbeaten with a 2-1 win over Wheeling Jesuit.  The freshman shortstop's fifth inning homer plated the game-winning run.  Diana Humphreys did not allow an earned run in tossing a five-hitter for WVSU.  Stacey Spicer had two of Wheeling Jesuit's five hits.

Score by Innings                  R  H  E
Wheeling Jesuit..... 100 000 0 -  1  5  0
West Virginia State. 010 010 X -  2  4  2
W-Humphreys.  L-Karasek.

Cardinals Advance

Game #5: Wheeling Jesuit 3, Davis & Elkins 1
Heather Karasek fanned ten Davis & Elkins hitters in Wheeling Jesuit's 3-1 victory.  Home runs from Audrey Tucholski and Heather Karasek provided the offense for the Cardinals.  D&E's Britne Bacca was the tough-luck loser.  Jessy Pifer had two of the Senators' three-hits.

Game #9: Wheeling Jesuit 4, Charleston 0
Ashley McSweeney and Stacey Spicer each went 3-for-3 as Wheeling Jesuit blanked Charleston 4-0.  Spicer doubled twice and knocked in three runs as the Cards remained unbeaten.  WJU pitcher Brandy Jester pitched out of trouble as she stranded ten Charleston runners on the afternoon.  Michelle Lee's double was the lone extra-base effort among UC's eight hits.

Wheeling advances to play WV Wesleyan at 2pm on Friday May 2nd.

Cards Win Three of Four Final Games to Secure #5 Seed

The WJU softball team swept Salem and split with Charleston to finish the regular season with a 17-9-1 conference record (24-16-1 overall.)  The wins were significant to allow the Cards to play at noon on Thursday in the first round, instead of 10:00 am. 

In the first game, a 2-1 win over Salem, freshman Brandy Jester threw a shut out, striking out seven and allowing five hits.  Sophomore Ashley McSweeney led the offense going 2/3 at the plate with an rbi and a stolen base.  In the nightcap, freshman Heather Karasek got the win, holding Salem to two runs on three hits, and striking out six.  Sophomores Courtney Kurowski and Audrey Tucholski each grabbed two hits apiece with an rbi.  Sophomore Angela Petros walked twice and scored two runs in the 5-2 win. 

Charleston scored two unearned runs and out-hit the Cards to pick up the win in Game 1, 2-1.  Brandy Jester took the loss, only allowing six hits and struck out six.  The Cards could only manufacture one run on three hits.  Kurowski doubled and scored on a bases’ loaded hit batter.  In the nightcap, the Cards took Game 2, 7-6.  Karasek threw four and half innings allowing four runs on three hits.  Jester entered the game in the fifth and held UC to two runs on four hits. 

The WVIAC tournament begins first round play on Thursday May 1st.  As regular season play finishes up, it will become evident as to who the Cards will face in Game 1.     

Cards Split with Fairmont

Fairmont State scored eight runs on 11 hits, and held the Cards scoreless to take Game 1 of the conference doubleheader.  Freshman Brandy Jester was tagged with the loss.  The Cards could not get anything going offensively, having only four players get a hit each.  Six strikeouts took away any opportunities of scoring for the usually decent offensive squad.  Fairmont State’s Alyssa Childers picked up the win. 

The Cards’ offense was still shaky in the nightcap, but they were able to push one run across to earn the victory.  Sophomore Angela Petros’ rbi double scored Ashley Morris in the top of the fifth inning.  Freshman Heather Karasek held Fairmont to two hits.  Brandy Jester earned the save, entering the game in the seventh inning.  She struck out the first two batters, and got a ground out to end the game. 

The Cards’ record is 21-15-1 overall, and 14-8-1 in the WVIAC.  They finish up the 2008 regular season at home this weekend, as they take on Salem International on Friday and celebrate Senior Day on Sunday versus Charleston.  The Salem game begins at 3:30 pm and the Charleston game is at 1:00 pm.    

Cards Reach the 20 Win Mark, Jester Named Co-Pitcher of the Week 

Freshman Brandy Jester earned Pitcher of the Week for the second time this season.  She went 4-1 on the week, with 24 strikeouts in 29 innings, and held opponents to 12 hits and 2 earned runs. 

Last week, the Cards went 4-2 in three conference doubleheaders.  Top seeded, WV Wesleyan came from behind a 2-0 lead in the fifth and beat the Cards 4-3 in ten innings.  Freshman Brandy Jester held the Bobcats to 7 hits, striking out three and walking two while only allowing two earned runs.  Sophomore Ashley McSweeney and freshman Amanda Cordrey led the offense, combining for 5 hits and three runs scored.  In the nightcap, the Bobcats exploded on 18 hits to put the game out of reach.  The Cards rallied in the bottom of the seventh for three runs, but could not overcome the large deficit.  The game finished with a score of 12-4. 

The Cards bounced back against conference newcomer, Seton Hill with a 4-1 win.  Brandy Jester pitched four complete innings, getting seven strikeouts and allowing no runs.  Sophomore pitcher Rachelle Carello entered the game in the fifth, getting two strikeouts and holding SHU to one unearned run.  Seven Cardinals grabbed a hit, while Amanda Cordrey led the team with two runs scored.  The Cards swept SHU taking the second game 2-1.  Jester pitched seven complete innings, getting seven strikeouts and allowing one unearned run.  Junior Renee Bailey led the Cards at the plate, going 2/2 and scoring the winning run in the bottom of the fifth. 

Saturday, the Cards picked up their third win of the week, shutting out Davis & Elkins 4-0.  Jester picked up the win, throwing five complete innings with four strikeouts and no runs allowed.  Carello came in the game as relief shutting down D&E’s offense, allowing only one hit while getting four pop-ups.  Sophomore Angela Petros led the offense going 2/3 at the plate, with an rbi and a run scored.  In the nightcap, sophomore Heather Karasek came back from a back injury and threw four complete innings of shut-out work.  She grabbed one strikeout, and allowed one walk.  Jester entered the game in the fifth while the game was scoreless.  In the bottom of the fifth, freshman Ashley Morris singled and advanced to second on a fielder’s choice by sophomore Courtney Kurowski.  Morris stole third.  An errant throw to try to get her, allowed Morris to score the only run that they would need.  Just to be safe, the Cards tacked on two more insurance runs in the sixth.  An rbi single by freshman Stacey Spicer put two more runs on the board.  The game ended with a score of 3-0. 

The Cards improved their record to 20-14-1 overall, and 13-7-1 in the WVIAC.  They are seeded sixth in the standings, with three more crucial doubleheaders left before the Conference Tournament.  They travel to Fairmont State Wednesday for a game start of 4:00 pm.  



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