Thanks to solid pitching and a timely grand slam by sophomore Dominique Hannah the Lee softball team defeated West Georgia, 6-3 in Sunday’s series finale from Butler Field.
With the victory the Lady Flames take the series 2-1 over the Wolves and move to 9-10 on the year. They now have four wins against five defeats in conference play. West Georgia falls to 13-9 overall and 4-5 in GSC contests.
LEE 6, UWG 3
Hannah broke a scoreless tie with a two-out grand slam to left centerfield in the bottom of the third to give the Lady Flames a 4-0 advantage.
From there Angie Hughes and Hailey Clark took over in the circle to guide the Lady Flames past UWG in the rubber match of the GSC weekend series. Hughes (5-5) worked 5 1/3 innings giving up six hits and three runs. The sophomore struck out three and walked five.
Clark came on to close out the victory working the final 1 2/3 innings for her first career save. She gave up two hits and struck out a batter. The freshman also delivered at the plate going for 2-for-2 with a RBI and a run scored.
Both Lee pitchers bobbed and weaved out of jams throughout the contest as West Georgia left 12 runners on base. The Lady Flames made the most of their scoring opportunities leaving just five runners on.
The Wolves did all of their damage via the long ball. Molly Uhrman pulled the Wolves within two in the fifth inning with a two-run shot to center. Heather Crow would follow with a solo homer in the sixth but West Georgia would draw any closer.
Megan Roberts (3-4) started and worked 2 2/3 innings for the Wolves. She gave up just the one hit but surrendered four runs on the Hannah homer. Courtney Gunby worked the final 3 1/3 innings in relief, giving up two runs (one earned) on five hits.
Lee will travel to Bryan College on Wednesday for a non-conference doubleheader at 2 p.m. The Lady Flames will head back into GSC play next weekend when they welcome West Alabama to Butler Field for a three game set beginning with Saturday’s twin bill at 1 p.m.