Lee Softball Holds On For 13-10 Win Over Union
Sunday, April 10, 2016
After jumping out to a 13-0 advantage the Lee softball team held on for a 13-10 victory over Union University to complete a three-game series sweep on Sunday afternoon.
Leigh Beatenbough (8-8) tallied the win in all three games over the weekend. Beatenbough started in the circle for the Lady Flames and pitched the first three innings before coming on again in relief to record the seven outs for Lee. All totaled the sophomore tossed 5 1/3 innings and allowed two runs on six hits.
The Lee offense wasted little time as it struck for nine runs in the first frame and sent 14 batters to the plate.
Amanda Lynn led the way with a double, two singles and three runs scored. Lexie Dean also collected three hits and drove in three runs.
After six hits yesterday, Emily Dagnan continued to swing the bat well on Sunday afternoon for Lee. The senior catcher drilled a double, triple and had two RBI. Annabeth Pruett followed with three hits and drove in three.
The Lady Flames finished the three-game set scoring a combined 33 runs and are currently hitting .349 as a team.
Haley Barnette paced the Bulldogs offense with an inside-the-park home run, double and two singles. Barnette drove in four runs. Emily Bennett set the tone at the leadoff spot with two hits, three RBI and three runs scored.
Hailey Cummings (4-15) started for the home team and lasted just 2/3 of an inning allowing eight runs on five hits. Cassie Mills pitched 2 2/3 innings of relief giving up five runs but only was earned. Paige Taylor was the most effective pitcher for Union as she tossed 3 2/3 scoreless innings of relief.
Errors proved costly for both teams as Lee scored four unearned runs and Union registered six. The Lady Flames were charged with five errors while the Bulldogs committed six.
Lee (21-22-1, 7-18-1) has now won six straight games overall and, after a slow start in league play, have won five consecutive Gulf South Conference contests. Union falls to 10-36 overall and 3-24 in conference play.
The Lady Flames will return to Butler Field on Saturday to host Christian Brothers for a three-game weekend set to wrap up the home portion of the 2016 season. On Saturday Lee will honor its five seniors.