East Bank, WV- What originally was a home game for the Big Blues, turned into a road contest when some rescheduled games from other programs in the area needed the field. Going on the road proved costly for BSC as they lost their 6th straight, this time by a score of 6-3 to West Virginia Tech.
The Blues were able to get some runs early and were tied 3-3 after 2 innings. But the offense really stalled out starting in the 3rd and BSC was not able to score another run for the rest of the game. WV Tech was also able to get on the board early and scored 6 runs through 5 innings. Strong relief pitching helped them maintain their lead and finish the game with the 3 run lead.
Bluefield State's relief pitching was also very strong in the game. Addison Meeks and TJ Sauers were excellent. Meeks pitched 2 innings, only giving up 3 hits. Sauers matched him, only giving up 1 hit in 1 inning of work. These excellent efforts helped keep Bluefield State within striking distance but the offense could not produce runs in the latter half of the game.
Drew D'Angelo, Logan Wriston and Chaz Rutherford all scored for BSC in the 1st and 2nd innings. Rutherford and D'Angelo scored on back-to-back plays in the 2nd. Chase Chambers drove in Rutherford off a single and D'Angelo scored on an error committed by the Golden Bear's third baseman one batter later.
The Big Blues now turn their attention to St. Augustine's and play a 4 game series on Friday and Saturday. The double header Friday will be in Mt. Airy, NC and the final two games will be in Princeton, WV on Saturday.