Franklin Springs, GA – On March 18, 2017, the Lady Lions competed in a double-header competition against King University. In the first game, King University came out strong in the first inning when Hannah Riddle singled through the right side, scoring Hannah Devotie and making the score 1-0. The Lady Lions answered back in the bottom of the first inning when freshman Mary Baxter hit a homerun, making the score 1-1. King University battled back in the top of the third inning when Kay Brokering singled to left center, scoring Candace Maness. The bats fell silent until the top of the fifth inning when Candace Maness singled to left field and eventually scored on a wild pitch. The Lady Lions fought hard at the plate but were unfortunately unable to rally back resulting in a loss of 3-1.
In the second game of the double-header competition, the bats were silent for both teams until the top of the fourth inning when Kaycee Casteel singled, driving in Kay Brokering and Hannah Riddle, making the score 2-0. King University scored again in the top of the fifth inning when Candace Maness reached first base on an error and Hannah Devotie scored. The Lady Lions fell silent at the plate and King University capitalized in the top of the seventh inning when Kay Brokering homered, scoring Hannah Riddle and Candace Maness. The Lady Lions were unable to rally back in the bottom of the seventh inning resulting in a loss of 6-0 to King University.
The Lady Lions pitching staff fought hard during both games. In the first game, Taylor Saxon gave great effort, striking out six and keeping King University at bay. During the second game Erin Harden fought hard as well, striking out 13 of the 34 batters she faced.
The Lady Lions will be back in action to take on Lees-McRae on March 19, 2017.
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