The Lady Flames now stand at 5-4 on the young season. The loss drops Union to 5-4 overall.
After having last week's home opener snowed out, Lee will finally open play at Butler Field Tuesday when welcoming North Georgia to town. First pitch is slated for 2 p.m.
LADY FLAMES 5,
LADY BULLDOGS 7
The Lee comeback effort in the first game of the Sunday twin bill came up short in game one as the Lady Flames fell to Union 7-5.
Lee battled back from a six-run deficit to make things interesting late in the contest but the Lady Bulldogs, clinging to a two-run lead, slammed the door in the top of the seventh when Union starter Kelly Robey struck out the side to preserve the victory.
Angie Hughes (3-3) started for Lee and worked 2 1/3 innings, giving up six runs (four earned) on four hits. The sophomore walked three and struck out one batter. Freshman Annabeth Pruett pitched in relief for the Lady Flames and gave up just one run on one hit in 3 2/3 innings of work. She walked two and fanned five batters.
Lizzie Stevens got things going offensively for the Lady Flames in the fourth inning, smashing a two-run homer to left-center field. Ana Coscorrosa finished with a single and also scored a run.
Lee scored twice in the sixth, thanks to a Union error and a Dominique Hannah RBI single.
Robey (4-3) got the win inside the circle for Union, tossing a complete game in giving up five runs (four earned) on five hits. Robey walked four but recorded eight strikeouts, including three straight in the final inning to short circuit the Lee comeback effort.
Union opened up the six-run lead thanks to the long ball. Christian drilled a three-run shot to left in the second inning and Schrader chased Hughes from the game with a two-run homer in the third inning. Williams started the scoring with an RBI double in the first inning.
LADY FLAMES 7,
LADY BULLDOGS 2
Led by senior Meg Macias' four hits and five RBIs, the Lady Flames topped Union 7-2 in Sunday's nightcap.
Macias started the scoring with an RBI single in the first inning to give Lee a 1-0 advantage. After Coscorrosa singled home a run in the fifth it was Macias again who delivered a two-run double to open up a 4-0 advantage. The Lady Flames capped the four-run fifth with an RBI groundout by Amber Broome.
Macias finished off her stellar day, and the scoring in the contest, with a two-run homer to left in the seventh inning to extend the Lee margin to 7-2.
Freshman Annabeth Pruett (2-0) started for Lee and made the lead stand going the distance in giving up two runs (one earned) on four hits in seven innings of work. Pruett struck out two and walked one.
Alex Williams (1-1) was tagged with the loss for Union. She worked 6 1/3 innings, giving up seven runs on 12 hits. Cummings worked the final 2/3 of an inning in relief.