The Lady Flames’ 18-game win streak came to an end with a 7-3 game two loss to the Lady Hawks. The streak was the longest in team history.
With the loss Lee goes to 18-1 on the year. The victory moves Shorter to 19-3 overall.
Shorter took a page out of Lee’s game one playbook and struck early, scoring four runs in the bottom of the first. Jackie Castaneda jump-started the offensive attack with a three-run home run. Bre Johnson followed with a solo shot to give Shorter the early 4-0 lead. The Lady Hawks added single runs in the second, fifth and sixth innings.
Angie Hughes (9-1) started in the circle for the Lady Flames. Hughes gave up six runs on nine hits in five innings of work. Caroline MacAusland worked one inning in relief and gave up a single run.
The Lady Flames would finally break through in the fifth inning when Amanda Lynn walked to lead off the inning and eventually scored on a wild pitch. Jennifer Ringle ripped a two-run double in the top of the seventh but Lee’s rally came up four runs short.
Dominique Hannah continued her torrid start, going 2-for-4 with a run scored. Lexie Dean also recorded a pair of hits in the contest. Ringle finished 1-for-4 with two RBIs. Anna Coscorrosa singled and walked in four plate appearances.
Maddie Bray started and worked 6 1/3 innings giving up three runs on five hits to record the victory. Bray struck out six and walked three. Christina Ezell came on to get the final two outs of the contest for the save.
The No. 11 Lady Flames will look to begin a new win streak on Friday when SSAC foe Emmanuel College comes to town. First pitch is set for 3 p.m. at Butler Field.
Lady Flames 11,
Lady Hawks 4
The Lee softball team scored early and often to defeat Shorter University, 11-4 in game one of Wednesday afternoon’s doubleheader. Coach Russell’s squad pounded out 13 hits, three extra base hits and stole four bases.
The Lady Flames wasted little time striking first as Dominique Hannah led things off with a triple and came home to score on a single by Jennifer Ringle. Meg Macias would single home another run later in the inning to give the Lady Flames a 2-0 advantage.
Anna Coscorrosa helped open things up in the top of the second inning. The junior hit a three-run homer to extend the lead to five. Coscorrosa finished 3-for-5 with five RBIs and two runs scored. Hannah finished 2-for-4 and scored twice. Ringle had three hits, drove in a run and scored three times. Meg Macias also had a pair of hits and three RBIs.
The Lady Hawks would add solo runs in the third and fifth innings to cut the lead to 5-2. Lee would answer right back with a four-run sixth capped off by Charlie Wooden’s two-run double.
Jessa Watts (3-0) worked 5 2/3 innings for Lee and was credited with the victory. Watts surrendered four runs on nine hits and struck out a pair of batters. Katie Deems came on in relief and worked a scoreless 1 1/3 innings to preserve the Lee victory.
Kayla Byrom started in the circle for Shorter but was chased out after just 1 2/3 innings of work. Byrom gave up five runs on six hits. Christina Ezell worked 5 1/3 innings in relief, giving up six runs (five earned) on seven hits. She walked three and struck out four.