Lee Softball Swept By No. 22 West Florida

Saturday, May 1, 2021
Walker Valley product Laney Harris had three hits in game one on Saturday at West Florida.
Walker Valley product Laney Harris had three hits in game one on Saturday at West Florida.
The Lee softball team saw its four-game winning streak halted with a 4-3 loss in an eight-inning battle with No. 22 West Florida in game one. The nightcap belonged solely to the Argonauts as they rolled to an 11-3 win to sweep the Gulf South Conference doubleheader.

 

The two clubs will wrap up the series and the regular season tomorrow afternoon. First pitch is scheduled for 2 p.m.

 

Lee has clinched a spot in the GSC Tournament which begins on Thursday.
The Lady Flames (17-20) currently hold the sixth seed at 14-15. West Florida (29-12) is 21-7 and currently the fourth seed.

 

Game 1 – LEE 3, UWF 4

Despite another strong outing from freshman Madison Barnett the Lady Flames fell in extra innings in game one on Saturday. The Argonauts earned the walk-off victory on a one-out double from Courtney McLellan after the Lady Flames were held scoreless in the top of the eighth.

 

Barnett (7-6) went 7.1 innings and allowed four runs, three earned on eight hits. She struck out two and did not walk a batter. Laney Harris went 3 for 4 to lead the Lady Flames at the plate. After Shelby Cole got the Lady Flames on the board in the fourth inning on a single that scored Harris, Taylor De Adder gave Lee a 3-1 lead in the top of the fifth with a two-out, two-run single up the middle.

 

West Florida's Jacquelynne Poling tied things up at 3-3 in the bottom of the fifth on an unusual two-run sacrifice fly. Both Mika Garcia and Teala Howard raced home to square things back up.

 

Montana Young (8-3) earned the win as she shut down the Lady Flames offense over four relief innings. She struck out two and allowed just four hits. Grace Gilbert started and allowed three runs on seven hits in four-plus innings. 

 

Game 2 – Lee 3, UWF 11

The Argonauts used a four-run third and a four-run sixth to complete the Saturday sweep of the Lady Flames with an 11-3 six-inning victory.

 

Kayla Louie led the Lady Flames with three hits, a stolen base and drove in a run as a part of three-run sixth inning. Kylie Bohl singled home a run in the sixth and a third run scored via an Argonaut error.

 

The high-powered West Florida offense drilled four home runs in the contest. Kara Wilson paced the home team with a three-run homer in the third and a RBI single in the sixth. McLellan added two more hits as she homered in the third and ended the game with a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the sixth.

 

Shonna Penney (1-3) labored through 2.2 innings allowing five runs on six hits. Gracie Leslie followed with a 1.1 innings of relief and was charged with two unearned runs. Mallory Orchard was called on in the fifth and finished the contest. She allowed the final four runs in 1.2 innings.

 

Kelsey Sweatt (14-3) cruised through six innings to earn her 14th win of the season. She allowed five singles and struck out six. 

 

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