Lions Battle It Out at Belmont Abbey

Lions Battle It Out at Belmont Abbey

Belmont, NC - The Lady Lions traveled to Belmont Abbey in Belmont, NC to faceoff in a double header event.  The Crusaders came out strong in the bottom of the first to score three runs off a double, a couple singles, and a walk.  Going back and forth the Lady Lions fought hard to get on the board but just couldn't catch a break to score.  Totaling with four hits the Lady Lions fell to the Crusaders after 7 innings; 3-0.  Belmont Abbey only had 5 hits, one more than Emmanuel, in game one.

Pitcher Erin Harden threw a good game on the mound striking out 7 batters.

Hits Include: Crystal Busbee (2), Kalen Callaway (1), and Jorden Williams (1).

Game two both sides remained off the board until the Top of the 4th the Lady Lions finally put their first run up on the board when Kalen Callaway singled to short stop and Madison Franklin singled to third base to move her over. After that Kirsten Hill singled to third base to load the bases and Crystal Busbee reached on a fielder's choice after bringing in Callaway; 1-0 Lions.

Bottom of the 4th the Crusaders came back fighting to score 4 runs off a few singles. Halle Cheek started off the 5th with a home run to boost the Lions; 4-2 Crusader. Bottom of the 5th Abbey came back once again to score more when a few singles brought in two more; 6-2 Crusaders.

In the final moments the Lions failed to come back and fell to Belmont Abbey in the 7th inning.

Key Contributors Include: Halle Cheek with a home run and RBI, Cheyenne Galloway going 2-4 at the plate, and Crystal Busbee with a RBI.

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