The Bryan College softball team competed against Milligan College this evening in the AAC Tournament. The Lions are the No. 4 seed in the tournament, while the Buffaloes are the No. 2 seed. Both teams already had one loss entering the game, making it an elimination game. Milligan struck first by scoring one run in the first inning and one run in the third inning. Bryan scored four runs in the fourth inning off of a grand slam by Mariam Wood. The Buffaloes tied the game in the bottom of the fourth. The Lions scored two runs in the fifth inning and three runs in the sixth, including solo homeruns by Mariam Wood and Katelyn Bowen, to win the game 9-4.
Mariam Wood led the offense with five runs batted in, two hits, and two runs scored. Heidi Daniel finished with two RBIs, two hits, and one run scored. Katelyn Bowen recorded one RBI, three hits, and two runs scored. Becca Zimmerman had the teams other RBI. Olivia Gore tallied two hits and one run scored. Heather Daniel and Taylor Yates logged one hit and one run scored apiece. Katie Vaughn scored one run.
Sarah Hundley started in the circle for Bryan. She gave up just two runs and four hits in three innings of work. Kaitie Sims threw the last four innings and received the win. She gave up two runs and six hits while striking out three batters.
The Lions are now 28-21 on the season. They play again this morning against No. 6 St. Andrews University. The game is scheduled to start at 11:00am ET. The tournament is being held at Domtar Park in Kingsport, Tenn.