Bryan Softball Team Sweeps Tennessee Wesleyan

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Bryan College swept a softball doubleheader from visiting Tennessee Wesleyan Wednesday, 8-0 and 7-2. Bryan improves to 19-18 overall and 8-4 in the AAC.

Game One - Bryan 8, Tenn. Wesleyan 0 ... In game one, the Lions scored three runs in their first at-bat.  Bryan added another run in the second inning off of a homerun by Katelyn Bowen.  The Lions crossed the plate twice in the third inning to extend the lead.  Bryan scored two runs in the fifth inning, including a solo homerun by Heidi Daniel, to end the game early.

Heather Daniel led the offense with two runs batted in, two hits, and two runs scored.  Mariam Wood also had two RBIs.  Heidi Daniel finished the game with one RBI, three hits, and three runs scored.  Taylor Yates recorded one RBI and two hits.  Katelyn Bowen and Becca Zimmerman tallied one RBI, one hit, and one run scored.  Olivia Gore added one hit and one run scored.

Kaitie Sims pitched all five innings and earned the win.  She gave up just two hits and struck out six batters in five innings of work.

Game Two -  Bryan 7, Tenn Wesleyan 2 ... In game two, the Lions crossed the plate twice in the first inning and the second inning.  The Bulldogs scored a run in the third and fourth innings. Bryan added three more runs in the fourth to conclude the scoring for the day.

Olivia Gore led the offense this game with two RBIs, two hits, and two runs scored.  Heather Daniel ended the game with one RBI, one hit, and one run scored.  Taylor Yates and Becca Zimmerman logged one RBI and one hit apiece.  Heidi Daniel added two hits.  Katelyn Bowen and Katie Vaughn recorded one hit and two runs scored each.  Mariam Wood finished with one hit.

Sarah Hundley started in the circle for the Lions and earned the win.  She gave up two runs and five hits in four innings of work.  Kaitie Sims pitched the final three innings.  She held the opponent hitless and struck out four batters.

Next Game: The Lions host Columbia College Saturday in a doubleheader starting at 1 p.m.

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