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Local Sports Roundup -- 3/9/10
College Softball

Viterbo 4, Monmouth 3 (0-1)

The Fighting Scots gave up just two hits Tuesday in their season-opener, but those two hits doomed Monmouth in a 4-3 loss to Viterbo in Tuscon, Arizona.

Freshman pitcher Kelsey Williams was impressive in her collegiate debut, but surrendered two, 2-run homers to take the loss despite striking out five over five innings.

Monmouth jumped on the board first when Morgan Seiler's first of two hits drove in Lauren Bergstresser with a run in the top of the first. Seiler then came home on Kayte LaFollet's RBI single. Viterbo answered with a two-out homer in their half of the inning and another in the second, again with two outs.

Bergstresser scored on Brittany Forney's ground out in the fifth to trim it to 4-3, but the Scots could get no closer. Seiler and Brooke Twohill picked up two hits each. The Scots games with Robert Morris-Chicago and Calument College of St. Joseph were rained out.

College Baseball

Game 1: Concordia 15, Monmouth 5
Game 2: Concordia 13, Monmouth 4 (0-3)

Monmouth got on the boards quickly, but couldn't hang on in a 15-5 loss to Concordia Tuesday in the opener of a twinbill in Chandler, Arizona.

Ross Donnan's base hit plated Stephen Underwood after Underwood doubled in the first inning. Concordia answered with multiple runs in the third through sixth innings to take a commanding lead.

The Scots came back with three runs in the seventh, capped by a Terry Davis two-run single. CU ended the game via the 10-run rule with four more runs in the bottom of the inning. Tim Ryan was stuck with the loss after working five innings.

Concordia posted four runs in the eighth and ninth innings of the nightcap to win 13-4. Corey Gruber took the loss despite working 5 2/3 innings and fanning six while allowing four earned runs. Davis picked up three hits and three RBIs in the two games, Caleb Ruyle went 3-for-4 in the opener.

High School Boys Basketball

An Abingdon High School senior hopes to continue his hot shooting Thursday at Carver Arena.

Cory Link will shoot in the state three-point showdown. He qualified through the Williamsfield Regional and the Bushnell Sectional. He is scheduled to take the court between 5 and 6 p-m Thursday.

Admission is free to watch both the three-point showdown and the slam dunk competition.

The Class 1A and 2A state semifinal games begin Friday.
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