Softball Falls To #1 Virginia Wesleyan On Senior Day, 5-0, 9-2

Softball Falls To #1 Virginia Wesleyan On Senior Day, 5-0, 9-2

Game 1:

Virginia Wesleyan 5, Lynchburg 0

Game 2:

Virginia Wesleyan 9, Lynchburg 2

Location: Lynchburg, Va. (Moon Field)

Records: Lynchburg (26-12, 11-7), #1 Virginia Wesleyan (37-1, 18-0)


Around the Horn

The Lynchburg Hornets fell to the Virginia Wesleyan Marlins in a doubleheader Saturay afternoon. This game was dedicated to the four senior Hornets, Logan Walker, Lauren Smith, Jessica Murphy and Kayla St. John as well as a day of appreciation for the faculty and staff of Lynchburg College.

Game 1 Breakdown

- The pitching for both the Marlins and Hornets was stout as both defenses kept the game scoreless for five innings

- Virginia Wesleyan opened the scoring with one run in the sixth inning

- The Marlins secured the victory by adding four more runs in the seventh, extending their lead to 5-0

- Senior Logan Walker, junior Skylar Dickens and freshman Kayla Hugate recorded hits in the game

Game 2 Breakdown

- Lynchburg jumped out to an early lead in the first inning with a single up the middle by sophomore Mackenzie Chitwood, which drove in Hugate

- Wesleyan would erase the Hornets lead in the second with two runs of their own

- After no scoring action by either team, the Marlins chalked up seven runs in the fifth inning

- The Hornets fought back with a double by Hugate, which brought junior Leslie Bourgeois home, bringing the score to 9-2

- The final two innings saw the defenses lock down by both teams as no runs were scored

On Deck

The Lynchburg Softball team will travel down to play in a conference doubleheader against Emory & Henry for their final regular season game. The Hornets and Wasps will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Wasps Field.

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