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CU softball sweeps MMU

LEBANON -- Twelve hits carried Cumberland's softball team to an 8-0 victory over Martin Methodist in game one of Thursdays doubleheader, and CU escaped a late MMC run in game two in the top of the seventh to hang on for a 6-4 win at the CU Softball Field.

Courtney Maynard (9-2) tossed the first win for Cumberland, allowing three hits, one walk and striking out three batters.

Kaleigh Pearce was the first Bulldog in scoring position by singling to shortstop and then advancing to second on a wild pitch. Kacy Hobbs stepped up and singled a deep shot to right center, sending Pearce in for the first score on the day.

CU women fall 43-41


FRANKFORT, KY -- No. 6-ranked Cumberland's dream season came to a screeching halt Monday in the semifinals of the NAIA National Championships with a narrow 43-41 loss to No. 7 ranked Lee University of Cleveland at the Frankfort Convention Center.

Lee's Hollie German knocked down a pair of free throws with 3.7 seconds left in regulation for the final margin. CU guard Briannica Tye had a good look at a potential game-winning 3-pointer, but back-rimmed the shot at buzzer.

"I couldn't have been any more proud of these girls -- even if we had won the game," said Cumberland head coach Jeremy Lewis. "Our kids fought tooth and nail, battled through some early foul trouble, but I think the big thing was our inability to convert some offensive rebounds into baskets.

FCS QB commits to Syracuse

BULLETIN -- Friendship Christian quarterback A.J. Long has verbally committed to Syracuse University.

Long helped lead the Commanders to a Class 2A state championship in 2012 -- his first season at FCS after moving in from Pennsylvania.

Long completed 112-of-184 passes (60 percent) for 2,272 yards as Friendship Christian went 13-1.

He threw for 39 touchdowns with just one interception. Long also ran for 674 yards on 126 attempts (5.3 yards per rush) and scored 12 touchdowns.

Long was named All-State by the Tennessee Sports Writers Association and was voted Co-Offensive MVP of Region 4A.

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