Lee Softball Splits Double Header With West Georgia

Saturday, March 01, 2014

 The Lee softball team split a doubleheader with the University of West Georgia on Saturday afternoon in Gulf South Conference (GSC) action from Butler Field.

Lee moves to 8-10 on the year and 3-5 in conference play. The Wolves are now 13-7 overall and an even 4-4 in GSC games.

The two clubs will wrap up the three-game series with a single game tomorrow afternoon at 2 p.m.

LEE 9, UWG 6

The Lady Flames jumped on the board early with a 3-run first inning and never looked back en route to a 9-6 game one victory over West Georgia.

Angie Hughes (4-5) worked four solid innings for the victory. She gave up just two hits and three runs (one earned) while striking out five. Freshman Annabeth Pruett recorded her first career save as she worked out of a bases loaded jam in the fifth inning to help preserve the win. Pruett worked three innings giving up three runs on six hits.

Meagan Stover (5-2) was tagged with the loss for the Wolves. Stover worked four innings and allowed seven runs on seven hits.

After Nicole Yancey brought the Wolves back into the contest with a three-run homer in the fifth, the Lady Flames responded with a three spot of their own thanks to a home run by Ana Cosocorrosa deep down the left field line. The senior would add a double in the contest and finished with five RBI and two runs scored.

Dominique Hannah added three hits and drove in a run while Amanda Lynn and Hailey Clark each had two hits. As a team Lee pounded out 12 hits and left eight runners stranded.

West Georgia finished with eight hits. Heather Crow hit three singles while Kesley Crook singled and drove in a pair. The Wolves left 10 runners on base in the contest.

Lee 1, UWG 10

Lee fell to West Georgia in the nightcap, 1-10 as the Wolves offense capitalized on seven hits and eight free passes to back a strong showing from starter Megan Roberts.

Nicole Yancey delivered her second home run of the day to jump start the Wolves’ offense in the second inning. Yancey finished game two with a double, home run and five RBI.

Hailey Clark started and worked two innings for the Lady Flames. Clark gave up five runs on five hits, walked two and struck out a batter. Game one winner Angie Hughes came on in relief. Hughes struck out two while breezing through her first inning of work. The sophomore found herself on the wrong end of some border line calls in the fifth inning however as West Georgia scored three runs thanks to five walks.

Roberts (3-3) started and went the distance for West Georgia. Roberts gave up just one run on four hits. She struck out six and walked two.

Lexie Dean, Dominique Hannah, Jesse Giles and Lizzie Stevens all singled to account for Lee’s four hits in the contest. 

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