Bryan Softball Falls In AAC Championship, Secures Bid To NAIA Tournament

Friday, April 25, 2014

The Bryan College softball team competed against Reinhardt University Friday night in the championship of the AAC Tournament.  The Lions were able to score two runs off of solo homeruns by Becca Zimmerman and Mariam Wood to cut into the lead late in the game but fell just short, losing by a final score of 7-6.

The Lions are currently 29-22 on the season.  They clinched the AAC's second bid to the NAIA National Tournament.  The opponent, location, and time will be announced once they are finalized.

The Lions were the No. 4 seed in the tournament, while the Eagles were the No. 1 seed.  Reinhardt struck first with a run in the opening inning.  Bryan scored four runs in the third inning, including a two-run homerun by Katelyn Bowen.  The Eagles tied the game in the bottom of the inning.  Reinhardt took the lead with a run in the fifth inning and then added two more in the sixth.  

Katelyn Bowen and Becca Zimmerman led the offense with two runs batted in, two hits, and one run scored apiece.  Mariam Wood finished with one RBI, one hit, and one run scored.  Heather Daniel recorded one RBI and one run scored.  Olivia Gore and Katie Vaughn logged two hits each.  Vaughn also scored a run.  Heidi Daniel added one hit.  Kirstie Jennings scored one run.

Sarah Hundley started in the circle for the Lions.  She gave up four runs, three earned, and six hits in three and two-thirds innings of work.  Kaitie Sims pitched the final two and one-third innings and received the loss.  She gave up three runs, two earned, and five hits.

Olivia Gore, Kaitie Sims, and Becca Zimmerman made the All-Tournament Team.

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