Franklin Springs, GA - The Lady Lions hosted the Fort Valley State University Wildcats in a double header event. The Lions finally got started bottom of the 2nd when junior Halle Cheek singled to third base and Brianna Morgan reached on an error. She then stole second to distract the defense and bring Cheek home; 1-0 Lions. Kara Hembree then singled to third base and stole second to also distract the defense again and bring Morgan home. Cheyenne Galloway reached on an error to bring in Hembree; 3-0 Lady Lions.
Bottom of the 3rd the Lions continued their rally when Madison Franklin singled to left field and Crystal Busbee reached on an error. After that Halle Cheek singled to load the bases. Brianna Morgan then singled to right field to bring in two runs. Jessica Allen then homered to bring in 3 RBIs. Kara Hembree continued by a single to left field and Cheyenne Galloway reached on an error. Kalen Callaway tripled to right center to bring in both Hembree and Galloway; 11-0 Lions.
Top of the 4th the Wildcats finally score their first runs when K. Winston reached on error and A. Pollard tripled to right center. Another single brought in another run to bring the final score 11-2 Lady Lions.
Key Players Include: Kalen Callaway with a double, triple, and 2 RBIs; Jessica Allen with a Home Run and 3 RBIs; Cheyenne Galloway with an RBI; Madison Franklin with an RBI, and Brianna Morgan with 2 RBIs. Kara Hembree also went 2-3 at the plate and had a stolen base. Halle Cheek, and Brianna Morgan also had stolen bases.
In Game two the Wildcats came out for revenge and strung together a run from a walk and then a fly out to centerfield. Bottom of the 1st the Lady Lions quickly responded when Kara Hembree singled to left field, Cheyenne Galloway reached on an error, and Kalen Callaway walked to load the bases. Madison Franklin then doubled to right field to score all the runners and bring the score to 3-1 Lions. After that Crystal Busbee singled to left field to bring in Franklin and Halle Cheek with a fly out brought in Busbee.
Top of the 2nd, Fort Valley came back for another run when a HBP (hit by pitch) and an error brought in a run. Bottom of the 3rd the Lady Lions responded when Crystal Busbee singled to left field and Halle Cheek singled to the pitcher. Jorden Williams then singled to left field to load the bases. When Jessica Allen flied out to left field she score Busbee. Kara Hembree then reached on an error to bring in Cheek and Cheyenne Galloway the singled to the catcher to bring in Williams. Kalen Callaway walked to load the bases and when Madison Franklin walked it brought in Hembree. Crystal Busbee then walked to bring in Galloway; 10-2 Lions.
Bottom of the 4th the Lady Lions came back for more when Jorden Williams and Riley Clingerman both walked. Kara Hembree then grounded out but scored Williams to bring the score to 11-2. Top of 5th, Fort Valley finally score more runs when 3 singles and a few walks brought in 3. Bottom of 5th the Lions wanted to shut it down and did when Kalen Callaway walked and Crystal Busbee singled to the infield. Aubree Thacker then singled to load the bases. Junior Halle Cheek then came in clutch to single to right field and bring in Callaway. Jorden Williams finished it off with a singled to center field to bring in Busbee; final score 13-5.
Key Players Include: Madison Franklin with a double and 4 RBIs; Kara Hembree with 2 RBIs; Cheyenne Galloway with an RBI; Crystal Busbee with 2 RBIs, a stolen base, and going 3-3 at the plate; Halle Cheek with 2 RBI's, a stolen base, and 2-3 at the plate; Jorden Williams with 2 RBIs, a stolen base, and 2-2 at the plate; and Jessica Allen with a stolen base. Erin Harden also had 11 strike outs out of the 28 batters she faced today.
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