No. 3 Lee splits with Brenau
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Gainesville, Ga.— In a tale of two very different games, the third-ranked Lee softball team split a doubleheader with No. 22 Brenau Tuesday evening.

The Lady Flames rallied from a run down in the seventh inning to take game one, 2-1. The second game was not quite as dramatic, as the Golden Tigers (29-14, 14-9) roared back and blanked Lee, 10-0 in five innings.

The Lady Flames will now gear up for their final regular season test of the year Saturday when they head to Cleveland, Ga., to battle Truett-McConnell at 1 p.m.

Senior Dezirae Parsons delivered a clutch two-run homer in the top of the seventh inning to give the Lady Flames the 2-1 advantage in game one.

Caroline MacAusland (12-4) made sure the lead would stand as she worked the complete seven innings and gave up just one run on six hits while striking out three Brenau (40-8, 23-5) batters to earn the victory.

Brenau's Jenny Shepard looked as if she was going to spoil the solid outing from MacAusland as she shut down the Lee offensive until the seventh when Parsons delivered the long ball with Ana Coscorrosa on first. Shepard was tagged with the loss after working seven innings. She gave up two runs on six hits and struck out 10, but surrendered six walks.

Savanna Bell added a pair of hits for the Lady Flames. Meghan Macias, Dominique Hannah and Katie Deems each singled to round out the six-hit performance for Lee.

Taylor Kelly delivered Brenau's lone run in the second inning, scoring pinch-runner Landon Farrow.

Golden Tigers 10,

Lady Flames 0

Aided by two Lee errors the Golden Tigers struck for 10 runs in the second inning en route to a five inning run-rule victory in game two.

Angie Hughes (16-2) started in the circle for the Lady Flames and worked 3 2/3 innings. Hughes gave up six runs (two earned) on three hits. She struck out four and walked three. Deems worked a third of an inning and gave up four runs (one earned) on three hits.

Brenau's game one starter Shepard used her bat in the nightcap to make a difference. Shepard went 2-for-3 with a home run and three RBIs. Tiffany Schandera and Elizabeth Schneider each drove in a pair of runs as the Golden Tigers did all their damage in the second inning.

Anna Maness recorded the win for Brenau. Maness worked all five innings and gave up just three hits in tossing the shutout.

Coscorrosa, Macias and Bell each tallied singles for the Lady Flames.