The Bryan College softball team competed against Columbia College Tuesday morning in the AAC Tournament. The Lions entered the tournament as the No. 4 seed, while the Fighting Koalas enters as the No.
5 seed. Bryan scored two runs in the first inning off of a two-run homerun by Olivia Gore
. Both teams crossed the plate once in the second inning. The Lions added three runs to their lead in the fifth inning and another in the sixth. The Fighting Koalas scored three runs in the seventh inning to close the gap, but the Lions won by a final score of 7-4. The softball team is now 26-20 on the season.
Olivia Gore led the offense with five runs batted in, three hits, and one run scored. Katelyn Bowen finished with one RBI, two hits, and one run scored. Becca Zimmermanrecorded one RBI, one hit, and one run scored. Heidi Daniel and Kirstie Jennings tallied two hits apiece. Jennings also scored a run. Heather Daniel and Taylor Yateslogged one hit and one run scored each. Mariam Wood added one hit. Katie Vaughn scored one run.
Kaitie Sims started in the circle for the Lions and received the win. She gave up four runs, one earned, and seven hits in six and one-third innings of work. Sims struck out eight batters. Sarah Hundley pitched the final two-thirds of seventh inning, striking out one of the two batters she faced.
The Lions play again tomorrow against the winner of the No. 1 Reinhardt University verse the No. 8 Point University. The game is scheduled to start at 3:00pm ET. The tournament is being held at Domtar Park in Kingsport, Tenn.