West Florida Sweeps Lee Softball

Saturday, April 13, 2019
The No. 1 West Florida Argonauts pitched their way to a series sweep of the Lee softball team on Saturday afternoon.

The Argonauts opened the day with a 5-1 victory before taking game two 6-1.

The Lady Flames will wrap up the home portion of the regular season next week as they host Montevallo in a three-game series beginning Friday at 5 p.m.

"We didn't make the plays when we needed to today and they did. We had trouble with the wind on defense and couldn't get a good read.
We need to finish the next two weeks strong," said Lee head coach Emily Russell.

The Lady Flames now sit at 19-28 overall and 7-16 in the league. West Florida will certainly maintain its No. 1 ranking improving to 39-5 and 22-2 in the GSC.

GAME 1 LEE 1, UWF 5
Kelsey Sweatt (14-1) pitched a complete game allowing one run on five hits and kept the Lee bats off balance to guide the Argonauts to the game one victory, 5-1.

Kiley Longmire drove in the lone run for the Lady Flame with a single in the fourth scoring Lily Hatcher. Kayla Louie and Hatcher led the offense with two singles each.

Taylor De Adder (7-10) was the tough luck loser as she allowed seven hits and five runs but only two were earned. She struck out four and walked three.

Courtney McLellan went 2 for 2 with a double and tripled and scored in the contest for the Argos. Jacqueline Poling also had two hits and scored a run.

GAME 2 LEE 1, UWF 6
The nightcap was more of the same as Tori Perkins (9-2) went all seven innings for West Florida allowing just one run on two hits to complete the sweep. Perkins struck out four.

Shonna Penney (9-15) started in the circle for the Lady Flames and went the distance. The sophomore gave up 11 hits and six runs (five earned).

Lily Hatcher had both Lee hits while De Adder drew three walks in the contest.

McLellan finished her day with five hits as she went 3 for 4. Garica, Teala Howard and Rachel Wright added two hits each.



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