March 14, 2014

Softball to Host Two Double Doubleheaders, Including "Green Day" Games

LYNCHBURG, Va. -- Randolph will host Shenandoah on Saturday and Emory & Henry on Sunday. Sunday's contests are part of a "Green Day" for liver cancer awareness.

About the Cause:

Randolph has dubbed Sunday's doubleheader against Emory & Henry as a "Green Day" for liver cancer awareness. The first game is scheduled for 1:00 p.m.

The WildCats will be wearing green and encourage fans to do the same.

The goal of the event is to raise awareness for a disease that affects tens of thousands every year and claimed the life of Annabelle Cubbage, grandmother of Randolph's head coach, Caroline Cubbage.

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If you would like to help us raise awareness, you can click here to donate to the Johns Hopkins Liver Tumor Center, selecting "liver cancer" for the designation. All donations will be greatly appreciated.

Randolph's SAAC will be sponsoring the event and will be hosting similar events for Randolph's other spring sports as well.

About the WildCats:

Randolph has won 10 of its last 11 games to move to 10-5 on the season after a slow start.

On the team's spring break trip, Randolph won six of seven games, including head coach Caroline Cubbage's 100th career win as a head coach.

The team scored at least five runs in all but one of the seven games in Myrtle Beach.

Last week, senior Logan Carter (Richmond, Va./Midlothian)earned a save which broke the all-time career record for the ODAC

This is Randolph's first ODAC weekend. The team was picked ninth in the conference by opposing coaches in the preseason poll.

About the Hornets: 

Shenandoah was picked to finish fifth in the league this season by opposing coaches.

So far the team has been off to a slow start, winning just one of its first seven contests.

The team has allowed at least six runs on five separate occasions so far this year.

Last season, the Hornets lost the ODAC championship game in a record-setting 19-inning affair. The team has the 2013 ODAC Rookie of the Year, Kim Brady.

About the Wasps:

Emory & Henry was picked 10th in this year's preseason poll.

Head coach Tommy Forrester is in his first season with the Wasps and has led the team to 13 straight wins after a loss in his opener.

The Wasps have only had one home date thus far and joined the WildCats in Myrtle Beach for the Fastpitch Dreams Classic earlier this week.

E&H scored nine runs or more in five of their eight spring break games.

About the matchups:

Last season, Shenandoah ended Randolph's season with an 8-0 win in the ODAC tournament.

During the regular season, the Hornets swept two games from Randolph, 4-3 and 9-0.

E&H and Randolph split their regular season series, which was the final pairing of last year's regular season. The WildCats fell, 7-6, in the opener of the doubleheader but responded with a 10-2 win in the regular season finale.

WildCat to Watch:

Sophomore Hannah Cook (Yorktown, Va./Grafton) had a fantastic week in Myrtle Beach this week for the WildCats.

The catcher had her best run as a hitter of her career over the seven games, including scoring two runs and driving in a pair in the team's finale.

Cook has been splitting time at catcher this season after returning from injury, but may also see time as the team's designated player if her hot streak continues.

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