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.West Virginia Wesleyan's Mark Darlington has been named WVC baseball player of the week, while Aaron Adams of Wesleyan and Tyler Kincaid of Fairmont State shared the pitcher honors.
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.nn
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.nn
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.
UC's men's gold team finished third in the IUP Golf Invitational Monday in Indiana, Pa. The Golden Eagles posted a 592 (plus-24), only three strokes behind second-place Wayne State. In the individual standings, UC's Harry Howell finished tied for sixth with a 145 (plus-3) while teammate Ben Beswick tied for 10th with a 147 (plus-5).nn
WVU CREW: Bethany Anne Sapen, Melinda Sharon, Enya Messersmith, Kaitlyn Eason and coxswain Alexandra Basil, who make up the Mountaineers women's novice four boat, are the West Virginia student-athletes of the week following their sixth-place finish in the Grand Final of the Knecht Cup Sunday on the Cooper River in Cherry Hill, N.J.nn
CHARITY BASETBALL: Former NFL champion and Marshall wide receiver Troy Brown will headline the Dusty Kincaid Classic charity basketball game at 5 p.m. today at the Huntington High School gymnasium. The event is in support of Dusty Kincaid, the Winfield pitcher who was struck in the head with a line drive on March 19. In addition to the game, many items will be up for sale and auction with the proceeds benefiting the Dusty Kincaid Fund.nn
GOLF CLINIC: A ladies golf clinic will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Coonskin Park. Cost is $35 and lunch is included. To register, call (304) 341-8013.nn
AAU CHAMPIONS: The Charleston Cavaliers Blue Team is West Virginia State AAU champion after winning the 8th grade division Sunday at George Washington High School. The Cavaliers, ranked 22nd in the nation in AAU Division 1, are now qualified to compete in the national AAU tournament in July in Orlando, Fla.nn
SC BOOSTERS: The South Charleston Athletic Boosters will host the 3rd annual Black Eagle Golf Tournament Friday at Little Creek Country Club. Registration for the scramble will be at 8 a.m., with a shotgun start scheduled for 9 a.m. The entry fee for a team of four is $240, which includes green fees, cart fees, lunch and drinks. For more information, call (304) 552-7427.