Lady Buccaneers take one of two

from staff reports


   BOONE, N.C. -- Solid pitching was the order of the day as the Appalachian State Lady Mountaineers and East Tennessee State Lady Buccaneers split a Saturday twin-bill by 2-1, and 2-0 tallies.
   Tiffany Vandergriff (7-8) got the win in game one with a complete game two-hitter, as Lindsey Lane (Unicoi County) helped erase a 1-0 deficit for the Lady Bucs with a single that plated Miranda Byerly in the fifth.
   Byerly had singled to open the frame, and Lane was plated with a double off the bat of April Arnold (Johnson County) to give Vandergriff all the run support she would need.
   In game two Lael Rorie (3-12) shut down the Bucs' bats, twirling a two-hitter at ETSU. Rorie struck out one and walked one, and was aided by a two-bagger by Kelly Doss that allowed Rorie and Candace Shelton to score in the opening frame and give Appy a 2-0 lead.
   ETSU now stands 23-29 overall (9-11 SoCon), while Appy State's record now stands at 10-43 (3-15 SoCon), and the teams will conclude it's three game set today.