No. 11 Lady Flames remain perfect on young season
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LEE UNIVERSITY’S Meg Macais bangs out a hit for unbeaten Lady Flames. Lee swept four games at the Gulf Shores Invitational this weekend in Alabama. Lee University photo
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GULF SHORES, Ala. — The Lee University softball team completed a four-game sweep with a 12-1 drubbing of Lyon College (Ark.) on Saturday afternoon on day two of the Gulf Shores Invitational.

The No. 11 Lady Flames offense pounded out 11 hits and 12 runs to cruise to their 16th consecutive win to start the 2013 campaign.

Dominique Hannah continued to set the pace for the Lee offensive attack from her leadoff spot. The sophomore outfielder was a perfect 3-for-3 with four RBI. Hannah is now batting .552 with 10 doubles and three home runs.

Jennifer Ringle went 2-for-4 and drove in two runs. The senior smashed her first home run of the year. Ana Coscorrosa and Charlie Wooden also added two hits a piece. Lizzie Stevens added a triple and had two RBI.

Caroline MacAusland (3-0) started in the circle for the Lady Flames and worked six innings giving up just one run on four hits. MacAusland struck out seven and yielded just one free pass. The freshman has given up just four earned runs in 22 2/3 innings pitched this season.

Amanda McCauley started for Lyon and worked 1 2/3 innings. She was tagged with four runs on four hits. Lauren Mills followed for the Scots and pitched 4 1/3 innings giving up eight runs, five earned on seven hits. Four Lyon errors led to four unearned runs.

Apple Filat and Valerie Howell provided the offense for the Scots with two hits each. Stephanie Haft was credited with the lone RBI.

LADY FLAMES 13, CMU 1

Lee used an 11-run third inning to route Central Methodist University, 13-1 during day two of the Gulf Shores Invitational Saturday afternoon.

The victory keeps the No. 11 Lady Flames undefeated on the year.

One day after throwing a no-hitter freshman Angie Hughes (8-0) worked three innings, giving up just one unearned run to register her eighth victory of the season. Hughes surrendered three hits and struck out six. Katie Deems followed Hughes and worked two shutout innings in relief giving up just one hit.

Dominique Hannah went 2-for-4 with a double and four RBI. Jennifer Ringle added two hits and scored twice. Dezirae Parsons went a perfect 3-for-3 and drove in three. Lexie Dean walked twice and went 1-for-2 with a run scored.

Bri Ford started for the Eagles and worked two innings. After pitching two scoreless innings the Lady Flames chasd Ford from the ballgame in the third inning. Ford gave up eight runs on five hits and walked two. Kennedy Seifert worked three innings in relief. She gave up five runs on six hits and surrendered six walks.

LADY FLAMES 6

BLUE MOUNTAIN 0

Angie Hughes' no-hitter capped a Lee softball doubleheader sweep of Bethel University (Tenn.) and Blue Mountain College (Miss.) on day one of the Gulf Shores Invitational Friday afternoon.

The freshman has been virtually unhittable in her first six collegiate starts. On Friday afternoon she literally was.

Hughes’ complete game no-hitter led the Lady Flames past Blue Mountain College, 6-0.

Lee scored single runs in the first and second innings before opening things up with a four-run sixth. Offensively it was once again leadoff hitter Dominique Hannah making an impact. The sophomore went 2-for 3 with a double, two runs scored and two RBI. Lexie Dean, hitting in the No. 2 spot delivered three hits and drove in two. Dezirae Parson also contributed to the 10-hit performance going 2-for-4 with a run scored.

While the offensive was clicking, it was Hughes who stole the show. The freshman was nearly perfect inside the circle striking out 14 batters while yielding just three walks in the contest. On the year Hughes is a perfect 7-0.

Halley Beckham went the distance for BMC. Beckham gave up six runs, four earned, on 10 hits in her seven innings of work. The Toppers committed four errors in the ballgame that led to two unearned runs for Lee.

LADY FLAMES 8, BETHEL 1

The Lee women's softball team began the Gulf Shores Invitational with an 8-1 victory over Bethel University (Tenn.) Friday afternoon.

The Lee offense led the way with a 14-hit attack and three pitchers combined to give up just four hits and one run to secure the victory.

The Lady Flames struck first with a run in the first inning. Dominique Hannah, coming off Southern States Athletic Conference Player of the Week honors, led off the game with a double. Hannah advanced to third on a balk by Tiger pitcher Ericca McCormic and scored on a sacrifice fly by Jennifer Ringle.

Lee opened things up in the top of the third inning. After three consecutive singles by Amanda Lynn, Ringle and Meg Macias, Anna Coscorrosa singled to score Lynn. Charlie Wooden made it five hits in a row with an RBI single to score Ringle. Dezirae Parsons followed and drew a bases loaded walk scoring Macias to complete the three-run inning.

Hannah finished 3-for-5 at the dish with two runs scored. Ringle added three hits and drove in two. Coscorrosa had a pair of hits and two RBI for the balanced Lady Flames.

Jessa Watts started in the circle for Lee and worked 2 2/3 innings giving up just one hit while striking out four. Katie Deems followed Watts and worked 2 1/3 innings for the victory. She gave up two hits and struck out one. Caroline MacAusland worked the final two innings for Lee. She gave up one unearned run, walked one and struck out a batter.

McCormic was tagged with the loss for Bethel. She gave up four runs on seven hits in 2 1/3 innings of work.

Blakely Robertson drove in the lone Tiger run with a sacrifice fly in the sixth inning.