For immediate release – 3/30/2013 - #326
Hornets Split Softball Doubleheader against Randolph
LYNCHBURG, VA – The 17th-ranked Lynchburg College softball team split an Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) doubleheader Saturday against visiting Randolph College.
The Hornets captured the first game 5-1, with Hope Johnson earning the win. The sophomore right-hander allowed just three hits, two walks and one earned run while striking out five WildCats.
LC scored in the first inning after Jessi Hall and Nicole Powell led off the game with walks, and Danielle Powell brought Hall home with a single. Randolph tied the game in the top of the third inning after a run-scoring triple from Erin Wehrhan. Lynchburg loaded the bases in the fourth with one out, and scored on a sacrifice fly from Amy Bresson. Melanie Tenney singled to score two runners to put the Hornets ahead 4-1 and Riley singled in the sixth to add an insurance run.
Tenney, Powell and Cassie Phillips each had two base hits for Lynchburg. Wehrhan had two hits for Randolph.
Brittany Via got Randolph started in the first inning of game two with a solo home run down the left-field line. Lynchburg tied the game in the fourth on a single from Hall, taking advantage of two Randolph errors earlier in the frame. Randolph loaded the bases with two outs in the top of the fifth, and Cassie Phillips was brought in from the bullpen. She forced a ground ball to Tenney, who made a tough play at second base and threw to first to end the threat. LC scored in the sixth after another WildCats miscue to go ahead 2-1, but Randolph rallied for the victory in the seventh. Jessica Sanabria led off with a home run, and Patti Vinson later slapped a run-scoring single with two outs. Logan Carter sent the Hornets down 1-2-3 in the seventh to post the win.
Six different Hornets had hits in the second game. Amber Ingram threw 5.2 innings in the circle, allowing three hits, three walks and two earned runs. Brittney Via and Gardner each had two hits for Randolph (19-7/4-4).
The Hornets (16-5/3-1 ODAC) travel to Averett University Wednesday for a non-conference twin bill at 3 p.m.