VIENNA, W.Va. -- Seton Hill turned eight hits into six runs and kept the potent Fairmont State offense at bay to eliminate the Falcons, 6-1, on Friday afternoon at the WVIAC Tournament.
FSU (30-22) has been ranked in the top 10 in the Atlantic Region in the past few weeks, and has an outside chance to get an at-large bid for the NCAA Tournament. There are five at-large spots up for grabs in the region, which includes teams from the WVIAC, PSAC and CIAA. The NCAA Tournament field will be announced on Monday.
Trailing 3-0 in the bottom of the third, FSU's Terri Lynn Wolfe led off the inning with a walk that was followed by an RBI double Rachel Harris. With one on and no out, though, Seton Hill was able to get out of the inning giving up only the one run. The Griffins would put the game out of reach with two more in the fifth and one more in the seventh.
Seton Hill got three hits from Liz Piekut and two RBI from Christine Henderson to pace the Griffins. Danielle Treaster and Henderson combined to hold Fairmont State to just five hits in the game.
Chelsea Cobb was dealt the loss after giving up five runs on six hits with four stirkeouts and three walks. Nikki Nuzum pitched the final two innings giving up one run on two hits.