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Thu, Apr. 26, 2012 - [Softball]

Columbus, GA---The Emmanuel College softball team dropped their opening game in the SSAC tournament 5-2 to the Belhaven Blazers Thursday morning.  With the loss the Lions go into the loser's bracket and will play at 10 am Friday morning in this double-elimination tournament.  The Lions will play the loser of the Shorter-Mobile game to be decided later today.

The Lions and Blazers were knotted at 2-2 in the 5th inning when the Blazers broke the game open with a 3-run inning to claim the lead for good.  A combination of walks, wild pitches, and sacrifice bunts allowed the Blazers to manufacture three runs in the inning off just one single.  The Lions would put runners at second in third in the next inning but were unable to push any runs across to cut into the Blazer lead.

Brittney Smith went 2 for 3 at the plate as the Lions collected 7 hits during the game.