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Cumberland ousts VI from NAIA softball

Staff Report • May 15, 2013 at 12:20 AM

HARDEESVILLE, S.C. — Cumberland University erupted for eight runs in the bottom of the sixth inning and eliminated the Virginia Intermont softball team from NAIA play with a 10-3 victory Tuesday at the Gray Sports Complex.

The Lady Cobras (36-14) held a 3-2 lead entering the bottom of the sixth before committing four errors that aided the Lebanon, Tenn., school’s offensive explosion.

The Bulldogs, who also committed four errors, outhit VI 13-7.

Micalah Sacre went 3-for-4 with a solo home run, her 14th of the year, and two runs scored to lead the Lady Cobras.

Natalie Garcia, Kacy Hobbs and Jessica Roper homered for Cumberland, which advanced to a second elimination game later Tuesday against Spring Hill.

Spring Hill shut down the Bulldogs 6-0 in Tuesday's nightcap, advancing to take on host USC Beaufort on Wednesday to determine which team advances to the NAIA national championship May 24-30 in Columbus, Ga.

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