Lee, Bryan Split Softball Doubleheader

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The scoreboard at Butler Field produced plenty of crooked numbers as both the Lee softball team and visiting Bryan College supplied plenty of offense in splitting Wednesday's doubleheader.

Lee scored in four of the six innings they batted to cruise to an 11-6 victory in the opener. The Lions battled back to strike for eight runs in the second inning en route to a 12-8 win in the nightcap.

The Lady Flames will head back into conference action this weekend as they visit Gulf South Conference front-runner Shorter University in Rome, Ga.

The three-game series begins with a doubleheader on Saturday at 1 p.m.

GAME ONE
The first five hitters in the Lee lineup combined to go 12-for-19 with 10 RBI and eight runs scored to key the 11-6 victory for the home team.

Leadoff hitter Amanda Lynn did a little bit of everything as she registered three singles, scored three runs and swiped two bases.  Lexie Dean followed with a double, single and drove in three. Dominique Hannah added three singles of her and had three RBI.

Not to be out done, seniors Ana Coscorrosa and Meg Macias got in on the hit parade. Coscorrosa had two singles and drove in a run while Macias added a pair of hits to go along with two RBI.

Angie Hughes and Annabeth Pruett benefited from the offense explosion. Hughes started in the circle but was tagged with the no-decision after working just 3 2/3 innings. She gave up four runs on four hits while striking out eight. Pruett (4-1) worked the final 3 1/3 innings for her fourth victory of the season. The freshman gave up two runs on four hits.

Sarah Hundley was tagged with the loss for the Lions. She gave up nine runs (eight earned) in five innings of work. Shanna Chappell came on in relief to work the sixth and yielded a pair of runs on three hits.

The Lions were guided by the heavy hitting of Heidi Daniel. Daniel finished 2-for-3 with a double and a deep home run to left. She scored twice and drove in two. Katelyn Bowen and Olivia Gore also tallied multiple hits as Bryan totaled eight hits in the contest.

GAME TWO
Daniel would once again make her presence felt for the visitors in game two. The designated player highlighted an eight-run second inning for the Lions with a grand slam to left center to open up an 8-1 advantage.

From there the Lady Flames would battle back to cut the lead to three on two separate occasions but were unable to draw any closer in falling 12-8 in the nightcap.

Daniel finished her monster day 3-for-4 with six RBI and four runs scored. Mariam Wood would also add three hits as the Lions recorded 11 hits total.

Lynn and Dean once again started things at the top of the lineup for the Lady Flames. Lynn singled twice and scored a pair of runs while Dean doubled and drove in a run.

Freshman Amber Broome added two singles and scored a run.  Lee actually out hit the Lions 12-11 but the visitors were aided by seven free passes from Lee pitchers.

After working a scoreless first inning in the circle Lee starter Hannah Hight ran into trouble in the second. The senior retired just one batter and was tagged with six runs on four hits. Hailey Clark came on and retired a batter but not before she surrendered the grand slam to Daniel.

Game one starter Angie Hughes would finally work the Lady Flames out of the inning. Hughes worked the final 5 1/3 innings in relief. The sophomore gave up four runs, three earned on six hits. She walked four and struck out five.

Meg Macias delivered her team leading fifth home run in the fourth inning to try and spark a Lady Flames' rally. Macias' two-run bomb brought cut the deficit to three at 10-7 but Bryan would respond with two more runs in the sixth to put the game away.  Olivia Gore hit a solo homer while Wood provided an RBI-single.

Kaitie Simms (5-4) went the distance for the Lions. Simms gave up eight runs on 12 hits. She struck out two and walked two.

 


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