Lee Softball Edged 6-5 By West Alabama

Sunday, March 09, 2014

The Lee softball team fell to the University of West Alabama 6-5 in eight innings during Sunday's Gulf South series finale at Butler Field.

The Lady Flames swept a pair of games from the Tigers on Saturday to guarantee the series victory. Lee now sits at an even 12-12 overall. They are 6-6 in conference play. West Alabama improves to 14-12 on the year and 5-7 in GSC games.

Coach Emily Russell's club will look to get back in the win column on Wednesday when they travel to Harrogate, Tenn.

to take on Lincoln Memorial University in a non-conference matchup. First pitch of the twin bill is set for 2 p.m.

The Lady Flames would rally from a 4-2 deficit in the fifth inning thanks to a three-run homer from Ana Coscorrosa. The senior anchored the Lee offensive attack adding a two-run double in the first to finish with five RBI in the contest.

The Tigers wouldn't trail for long however. Anna Shartzer delivered a sacrifice fly in the top of the sixth inning to knot things up at five. Shartzer would also lead off the game with a deep homer to left field for West Alabama.

After a scoreless seventh, Scarlett Wright delivered the game winner as she drilled a solo homer in the eighth inning.

The Lady Flames would put the leadoff hitter on base when pinch hitter Holley Gray was hit in the foot to start things off in the home half of the eighth. After a sacrifice bunt by Laurel Allen, both Amanda Lynn and Lexie Dean hit the ball hard but right out the Tiger's centerfielder to end the game.

Tucker (1-2) worked four innings in relief to claim the win giving up just three hits and one run. She struck out three and walked a batter. Skylar Davis started in the circle of UWA and worked four-plus innings allowing four runs on five hits before giving way to Tucker.

Angie Hughes (7-6) worked the full eight innings for Lee. The sophomore gave up just five hits but struggled with her command allowing 11 free passes. Hughes gave up six runs (five earned) and struck out six.

Dean roped three singles in the contest and scored twice. Speedster Lynn added a single, scored a run and swiped two bases. Lizzie Stevens and Dominique Hannah would also single to round out the eight-hit attack for Lee.

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