Lee Softball Drops Two In Alabama-Huntsville Doubleheader

Saturday, February 22, 2014
The Lee University softball team dropped both games of a doubleheader against No. 3 University of Alabama Huntsville on Saturday afternoon.

The Lady Flames now sit at 5-8 on the year and 2-3 in the Gulf South Conference The victory propels the Lady Chargers to 10-2 overall and 3-2 in conference games.

The two clubs will wrap up the series with a single game on Sunday at 2 p.m.

Despite scoring three runs in the top of the first the Lady Flames were unable to cool off the hot bats of UAH, falling 9-4 in Saturday's nightcap.


Lee recorded 10 hits in the contest but only one went for extra bases. Lexie Dean doubled and added a pair of singles in four trips. Leadoff hitter Amanda Lynn also finished 3-for-4 and scored twice.

The Lady Chargers grabbed the lead with a four-run fourth as they sent nine batters to the plate. UAH put away any doubt in the sixth when they tallied four more runs thanks to a Tyler Harrison two-run double and a Haley Thompson two-run single.

Harrison finished 3-for-4 to lead the 12-hit flurry for Alabama-Huntsville. Mary Kelly added a pair of singles and drove in two.

Emily Glover (4-1) started and worked six innings for the win. She gave up four runs (two earned) on eight hits.

Hailey Clark (0-2) was tagged with the loss for the Lady Flames. The freshmen pitched three innings giving up four runs on five hits while walking three.

The Lady Flames mustered just four hits in an 8-1 loss to UAH in game one on Saturday.

Macie Couey got the Lady Chargers going with a two-run triple to highlight a three-run second for the home team. Alabama-Huntsville opened things up with a four-run fourth thanks to costly Lee errors before Couey would strike again with a solo homer in the sixth to cap the scoring.

Whitney Toler (3-0) remained perfect on the season in the circle of the Lady Chargers. She worked 5 2/3 innings giving up just one run while striking out four.

Lee's Angie Hughes (3-5) was tagged with the loss. The sophomore worked five-plus innings giving up seven hits and eight runs (six earned.) Hughes was again her own worst enemy giving up seven walks. Freshman Hailey Clark worked a scoreless inning in relief for the Lady Flames.

Lee's offensive was led by Dominique Hannah who finished 2-for-3 with a triple and a run scored. Lexie Dean and Meg Macias each singled in the game. Ana Coscorrosa drove in the lone run on a sacrifice fly in the fourth inning.


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