Franklin Springs, GA - On February 28, 2016, the Emmanuel Lady Lions took on College of Coastal Georgia's Mariners in a double header event. In game one the Mariners came out strong with a quick 3-0 lead as Sutton Appling hit a two run homerun and Taylor Horne tripled. Mariners came out for another run in the 2nd inning and went unanswered until bottom of the 4th when Kirsten Hill reached on error. Crystal Busbee then singled to move Hill over, and Halle Cheek singled to left field to bring Hill in. 4-1 Mariners. Top of the 6th Reilly Oliver of the Mariners hit a double bringing in Ceejay Ham, who walked earlier in the inning. Lady lions answered quickly as Jessica Allen doubled to left center and Crystal Busbee doubled to left field bringing in Allen; however, the Lady Lions fell short and were unable to pull out the win. Final Score 5-2 Mariners.
In game two of the day, it was a different story for the Lady Lions. Bottom of the 3rd Halle Cheek was hit by pitch to start off a rally with two outs. Kara Hembree then doubled to right center and Cheyenne Galloway singled to center field bringing in both Hembree and Cheek. 2-0 Lady Lions. Top of the 4th the Mariners answered quickly putting their only run on the board but were soon shut down by your Lady Lions who bottom of the 4th came back for more. Kirsten Hill started the rally by singling to left field then advancing all the way to third from an error and wild pitch. Jorden Williams walked and Jessica Allen reached on an error which brought in Hill. Crystal Busbee grounded out to short but brought in Williams. This bringing the score to 4-1. Mariners fell silent as the Lady Lions rallied one more time bottom of the 5th when Kara Hembree and Cheyenne Galloway both walked. Senior Kalen Callaway then doubled to left field bringing in Hembree. Madison Franklin then singled to left field bringing in Galloway. Jessica Allen singled to center field which brought in both Franklin and Callaway. Crystal Busbee then singled to center field and Halle Cheek finished the game off by hitting a walk off homerun with 3 RBI's.
Final score 11-1 Lady Lions. Key Players for game two include: Kara Hembree and Kalen Calloway who both hit doubles, Halle Cheek with a walk-off homerun and 3RBI's, and lastly RBI's from Cheyenne Galloway (2), Kalen Callaway, Madison Franklin, Jessica Allen (3), and Crystal Busbee. Pitcher Erin Harden also threw a no hitter with 5 strike outs.
On Thursday, March 3rd, the Lady Lions will take on Limestone at 4:00pm & 6:00pm at home for their first conference game of the season. Come out to support your Emmanuel Lady Lions!!
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