Lee Lady Flames Win Big In Doubleheader

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Powered by 25 runs and 32 hits the Lee softball team swung their way to a doubleheader sweep over Young Harris College on a beautiful Wednesday afternoon at Butler Field.

The Lady Flames took game one 11-3 in just five innings before overcoming a four-run first inning deficit en route to a 14-6 victory in game two.

Leadoff hitter Amanda Lynn stole the show. Lynn was a perfect 8-for-8 in the series with eight runs scored and five RBI. Ana Coscorrosa continued to make opponents pay when they decide to pitch to her.
  The senior doubled and walked twice in game one while smashing her sixth home run of the season in game two.

Lee (17-19) will head back into Gulf South Conference action this weekend as they travel to Cleveland, Miss. to test Delta State in a three-game series beginning Saturday at 3 p.m. 

The sweep drops the Mountain Lions to 19-22 on the year. The two clubs split doubleheader in Georgia last Wednesday.

GAME ONE
Lee ace Angie Hughes put zero's up early and was aided by a  high-powered offensive attack to lead the Lady Flames past Young Harris in the opener.

Lee wasted little time jumping on the board as they tallied three in the first and three more in the second. Lynn set the table with three hits and four runs scored while stealing two bases.  Lexie Dean continued her production from the two-spot with a double, two singles and two RBI.

Senior Meg Macias added a double and a single while drive in two. Lizzie Stevens would single and drive in a run while Rachel Polacek, Qiley Lewis and Lauren Allen all had one-base knocks and scored a run.

As a team the Lady Flames pounded out 13 hits while limiting the Mountain Lions to just five.

Hughes (10-10) capitalized on the run-support tossing five innings while allowing just three runs. She gave up five hits and four walks but struck out seven for her 10th win of the season.

Darby Stanford started and was tagged with the loss after giving up six runs on eight hits over three innings of work.  Lisa Wilson pitched the final 1 1/3 innings for the visitors. Wilson was charged with five runs (four earned) on five hits.

GAME TWO
The bats stayed hot in the nightcap as the Lady Flames outslugged Young Harris en route to a 14-6 victory.

After a four-run first inning for Young Harris the Lee offense continued to sizzle at the plate. Once again Lynn, Dean and Coscorrosa were nightmares for Mountain Lion pitching. The threesome combined for 10 of the 19 hits while driving in eight of the 14 runs.

Lynn was a perfect 5-for-5 with three RBI and four runs scored while Coscorrosa belted a three-run homer in the second inning to key a four-run outburst that put the Lady Flames on top for good.

Stevens would send the crowd home happy with a two-run single to right center in the sixth inning to complete the run-rule victory. Stevens finished 2-for-5 with three RBI. Dominique Hannah and Lewis added two hits apiece as Lee totaled six players with multi-hit efforts.

After a shaky start to the game in the circle for Hailey Clark, Coach Emily Russell turned to Annabeth Pruett who finished the final five innings to move to 5-2 on the season. The freshman gave up just two runs on six hits over five innings of work.

Lyndsey York finished with three hits for Young Harris. She scored twice and drove in a run. Leadoff hitter Weaver added a pair of hits and two RBI. Taylor Beauchamp also had two hits as the Mountain Lions totaled 11 hits in the contest.

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