Franklin Springs, GA - The Emmanuel Lady Lions faced off against rival Southern Wesleyan Warriors in a double header conference event. Game 1 began with the Warriors coming out strong with a walk, singles, and a double brought in 4 runs. The Lions responded bottom of the 1st scoring 1 run back when Kara Hembree walked and Cheyenne Galloway singled to centerfield. After that a pass ball brought Hembree home.
Top of the 4th SWU came back for more when a couple singles and a homerun brought in 3 more runs for the warriors; 7-1 SWU. Top of the 5th the Warriors continued their rally when another home run increased their lead but they were soon shut down by your Lady Lions. In an attempt to get their runs back the Lady Lions catcher Halle Cheek homered to put another run on the board and when Kara Hembree singled, Kalen Callaway tripled to bring yet another run in; 8-3 Warriors.
Top of the 6th SWU came out for two more runs when a walk followed by a home run put the Warriors up 10-3. Out of character the Lady Lions were unable to respond and fell to SWU in the final moments.
Key Players Include: Kalen Callaway with a triple and RBI, Halle Cheek with a Home Run and an RBI.
The bottom of the 2nd was a huge inning for the Lady Lions. Jorden Williams started off the rally when she hit a single to the short stop. First Baseman Jessica Allen then homered bringing in Williams; 4-0 Lions. Kara Hembree then walked and Cheyenne Galloway singled to right center. Kalen Callaway then walked and a wild pitch scored Hembree. Madison Franklin walked to load the bases and Crystal Busbee also walked to bring in Galloway. Kirsten Hill then singled to left field to bring in Callaway and when Halle Cheek walked Franklin scored; 7-0 Lions. A wild pitch then brings in Busbee. Jorden Williams then walked and Jessica Allen singled to centerfield to bring in Hill. Cheyenne Galloway came in clutch and doubled to left center scoring all three runners. Kalen Callaway then walked and scored Galloway; 14-0 Lions.
Top of the 3rd SWU finally scored their first run when Short Stop, Barbee, homered but their rally was short lived and the Warriors fell to the Lions in 5 innings. Final Score 14-1 Emmanuel.
Key Players Include: Cheyenne Galloway with a double, 3 RBIs, Stolen Base, SAC bunt, and 2-3 at the plate; Madison Franklin with a double, 2 RBIs, and going 3-3 at the plate; Jessica Allen with a Home Run, 3 RBIs, and going 2-3 at the plate; Kalen Callaway with an RBI; Also RBIs from Crystal Busbee, Kirsten Hill, and Halle Cheek.
Pitcher Erin Harden also had 12 strike outs of the 20 batters she faced today.
The Lady Lions will take play @ Talladega, Sunday, March 20th at 12pm & 2pm.
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