Lee University seniors Meg Macias, Ana Coscorrosa and Hannah Hight each contributed to an 11-0 victory to complete a Gulf South Conference sweep of Christian Brothers University Sunday afternoon at Butler Field.
The three Lady Flames were honored in a ceremony at the completion of the game.
The Lady Flames finished the regular season over .500 (23-22) and sixth in the GSC with a 12-14 record. Christian Brothers dropped to 9-38 overall and 2-27 in conference play.
“This was our first GSC series sweep,” said Lee head coach Emily Russell. “We need to build on this going into postseason. It was a good weekend for the bats.”
Lee will now travel to Clinton, Miss., to participate in the NCCAA Mid-East Regional May 7-10. The seedings and opponents are yet to be determined.
Macias was 1-for-3 with a three-run home run and Coscorrosa scored three runs. Hight pitched the final inning in relief of starter Angie Hughes, allowing two hits and one walk.
Hughes (15-11) earned the win after hurling four shutout innings. The sophomore was tagged for three hits and one walk, while striking out three Lady Bucs.
“Angie is pitching very well and I was proud of Hannah Hight’s performance as well,” added Russell.
Lizzie Stevens recorded two of Lee’s six hits. Stevens doubled and singled, drove in four runs and crossed the plate twice herself.
Lexie Dean tripled and plated one run. Amber Broome and Laurel Allen rounded out the Lee hits with one single each.
Amanda Lynn walked twice and had her biggest impact on the base paths. Lynn led the team with three stolen bases in the game and Coscorrosa added another.
“We executed and ran the bases well this weekend,” said Russell. “We can put a lot of pressure on teams with our speed, and that is what we work on.”