Grant Wooten and John Thomas each registered a pair of hits as George Washington earned a 9-1 win over Wyoming East on Monday in a baseball game played at Beckley's Epling Stadium.It was the Patriots' season opener.Wooten limited the Warriors to just four hits and struck out four in a complete-game effort.nn
WVC HONORS: West Virginia State's Kelsey Lorraine was named the West Virginia Conference softball pitcher of the week while Concord's Becca Gleason was tabbed for player of the week honors.Lorraine guided the Yellow Jackets to a 4-1 week. She worked 13 innings and struck out 21 batters, allowing just three runs. For good measure, she smacked a game-winning three-run homer in a victory over Edinboro.Gleason led the Mountain Lions to a 6-2 record at the National College Softball Invitational at North Myrtle Beach, S.C., going 12 for 25 with 11 runs scored, four RBIs and four stolen bases.Concord's Jerrod Groves has been named the West Virginia Conference baseball player of the week while Shepherd's Paul Hvozdovic has earned pitcher of the week accolades.
Groves paced the Mountain Lions to a perfect 5-0 week, registering a .571 batting average with nine RBIs, nine runs and two stolen bases.Hvozdovic went 2-0 for the Rams, tossing a complete-game win over Wheeling Jesuit and working five innings in a win over Davis & Elkins.nn
WVU SPORTS: After leading the Mountaineers to wins over Pitt and Kansas State, West Virginia baseball player Matt Frazer has been named the WVU's Varsity Sports Report athlete of the week.The Nitro High graduate batted .444 with six runs, one double, one triple, three home runs and eight RBIs. He recorded a hit in all four games and going 4-for-5 with two home runs and five RBIs against Pitt.Despite ending its regular season with two overwhelming victories, the West Virginia gymnastics team fell four spots to No. 25 in Monday's GymInfo poll.
The Mountaineers' (13-7, 1-1 Big 12) ranking is based on their 195.78 regional qualifying score (RQS). While WVU notched its fifth 196.0-plus mark (196.05) on March 15 in wins over Maryland (194.8) and Rutgers (194.175), the team's RQS did not change.
CORRECTION: The name of Riverside softball player Alyssa Sparks, who hit a three-run homer in Saturday's game against Winfield, was misspelled in Sunday's editions.