YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. — After suffering a walk off loss in game one the Lee softball team rebounded to shutout Young Harris in game two to salvage a doubleheader split on Wednesday."The team responded …
YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. — After suffering a walk off loss in game one the Lee softball team rebounded to shutout Young Harris in game two to salvage a doubleheader split on Wednesday.
"The team responded after a tough walk off loss in game one. Taylor (De Adder) had a good outing and the shutout was a big step for her. We had to overcome a lot of obstacles to get that win and I'm proud of the team for fighting," said Lee head coach Emily Russell.
The Lady Flames are now 11-15 and will welcome No. 23 Mississippi College to town for a Gulf South Conference weekend series beginning Saturday at 1 p.m.
LADY FLAMES 6
LADY LIONS 0
De Adder (5-5) tossed a complete game shutout and worked around five walks for her fifth victory in the circle this season for the Lady Flames.
The freshman got her team on the board with a sacrifice fly in the first inning. Bailey Church would make it 3-0 in the fourth inning as she launched her fourth home run of the season. Abby McKinney made it back to back jacks as she drilled her fourth homer of the season to center to make it 4-0.
Kiley Longmire complete the scoring with a two-run single to center in the sixth inning scoring Zoe Miller and Church.
Nikkie Kovalsky (11-7) was chased after giving up the back to back home runs in the fourth inning for the Mountain Lions. She allowed four runs on five hits in 3 1/3 innings.
LADY LIONS 8
LADY FLAMES 4
Morgan Curley hit a walk-off grand slam to give Young Harris an 8-4 victory over the Lady Flames in Wednesday's opener. Curley finished the contest 3 for 4 with five RBI.
After falling behind 4-0 Lee rallied to score four runs and tie the game in the sixth frame. De Adder doubled home Kayla Gooch and Lily Hatcher to cut the lead in half. Claudia Jones followed with a bases loaded walk to make it 4-3 before the Lady Flames tied the game on a steal of home by McKinney.
Louisa Disi started for the home team and allowed five runs in 5 1/3 innings for the no-decision. Disi did strikeout nine batters allowed five hits. Kovalsky pitched the final 1 2/3 innings in relief to earn the victory.
Shonna Penney (3-9) pitched all 6 2/3 innings allowing eight run, four earned on 12 hits. She walked two and struck out three.
Church added two more hits in the loss and is now hitting .328 on the season. De Adder leads the team with a sizzling .456 average while also leading the club in wins, strikeouts and innings pitched.
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