Freshman Angie Hughes (13-1) worked four solid innings and struck out nine Skyhawks to earn her 13th victory of the season. Hughes gave up four hits and just one run. Katie Deems worked three scoreless innings in relief for the Lady Flames. The senior scattered five hits and used a double play ball to work out of a bases-loaded jam in the final inning.
Dominique Hannah's hot bat was not cooled off by the wintry weather conditions. Hannah, coming off being named Southern States Athletic Conference Player of the Week, delivered an RBI double to start the scoring off in the first inning. The Lady Flames sent nine batters to the plate and scored four times in their first plate appearance to take an early 4-0 lead.
Plenty of other Lady Flames joined in the offensive mix. Ana Coscorrosa added three hits in the contest and knocked in a run. Laurel Allen started in center field and went 2-for-3 with a pair of singles. Amanda Lynn, Lexie Dean, Charlie Wooden, Jenevive Cena and Lizzie Stevens all singled to complete the 11-hit attack for Lee.
Jordan Edge started in the circle for Point and worked just one inning. Edge gave up four runs on five hits and struck out a batter. Jessica Hart came on in relief and worked five innings, giving up two runs on six hits. Hart walked three and struck out two.
Brooke Head accounted for the lone Point run when she homered down the left-field line in the fourth inning. Head would also add a double and finish 2-for-2. Kyndal Deel and Diamond Wilson each tallied a pair of hits as well for the Skyhawks who registered nine hits in the game but missed some golden opportunities to draw closer, stranding 10 runners on base.
The Lady Flames fell one spot in the rankings after going 3-2 last week to No. 4 in the latest NAIA poll. The victory moves Lee to 26-3 on the year. The loss drops the Skyhawks to 15-14 overall.
The two teams were scheduled to play a doubleheader but game two was cancelled due to inclement weather.
The Lady Flames will be right back to work tomorrow afternoon when they host rival Shorter University at Butler Field. First pitch of the twin bill is scheduled for 3 p.m.