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Dartmouth, Stetson Both Down B-CU 3-2

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DELAND, Fla. - Bethune-Cookman dropped a pair of 3-2 losses to Dartmouth and host Stetson at the Hatter Classic Friday.

The Wildcats (1-10) have now lost four consecutive one-run games. The last three have been by identical 3-2 scores.

Calesha Shelley had a combined five hits for B-CU, who stranded 24 runs over the course of Friday's games.


Against Dartmouth, B-CU posted a season-high nine hits..

The Wildcats tied the game in the fifth when Aurelia Gamch singled home Wanda Darby and took a 2-1 lead in the sixth when Michelle Banuelos-Smith led off with a double and scored on Shelley's bunt single.

Dartmouth (1-0) regained the lead with a two-run double in the bottom of the sixth.

Shelley, Gamch, and Banuelos-Smith each had two hits for the Wildcats.


The host Hatters (3-5) used a pair of homers to take an early 3-0 lead, but Samantha Gale kept Stetson scoreless the final five innings as the Wildcats tried to come back.

B-CU closed to 3-1 in the third when Kelsey Rodney scored on Shamaria Engram's bases-loaded walk.

In the sixth, Shelley led off with a single and scored on Simone Ceasar's bunt single to make it a 3-2 game.

Shelley made a catch at the wall in the seventh to keep it a one-run game, but the Wildcats were retired in order.

Shelley went 3-5 for B-CU, while Gamch and Ceasar had two hits apiece.

 The Wildcats return to Stetson Saturday and will face Dartmouth and Stetson again at 1:30 and 6:30 p.m., respectively.

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