Franklin Springs, GA - The Limestone Saints traveled to play the Emmanuel Lady Lions in a double-header event. Top of the 1st the Saints came out swinging to score one run by a couple hits; however, bottom of the 1st, the lady lions quickly responded when Kara Hembree singled. Kalen Callaway then singled to right field and Madison Franklin singled to the infield to bring in Hembree. This tied up the score 1-1. Top of the 3rd Limestone came back for more as Tessa Faucette walked and advanced to third off a SAC bunt and pass ball. A hard ball to first base scored Faucette giving Limestone the lead. Lady Lions responded bottom of the 4th when Jessica Allen reached by an error on an error and freshman Crystal Busbee homered to bring the Lady Lions up 3-2. Top of the 5th the Saints continued their rally with 2 singles to center field bringing in one run to tie the game again 3-3.
The Lady Lions had their chance to score more bottom of the 5th when senior Kalen Callaway singled to right field and Kirsten Hill doubled to move the runner over to third. Jorden Williams then walked loading up the bases but with two outs and a new pitcher in for the saints, the Lady Lions fell short of bringing those runs in.
With the score tied, both teams went into an 8th inning of ITB (tie breaker) play. Limestone put Caroline Hill on second but a ground out to SS twice held the Saints at third. Only one out away, Erika Hansen came in clutch for the Limestone Saints hitting a homerun to bring the score 5-3. In response, bottom of the 8th, the Lady Lions came in and put Aubree Thacker on second. A SAC bunt by Jorden Williams moved Thacker to third but the Lions fell short and failed to score. Final score 5-3 Limestone.
Game 2 was called off in an early inning due to the weather.
The Lady Lions will face-off against North Greenville University on Saturday March 5th, 2016 at 1:00pm and 3:00pm and then Sunday March 7th, 2016 at 1:00pm and 3:00pm both at Emmanuel College. Come out to support your Lady Lions!!
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