Big Third Inning Continues Hornet Softball Season with 6-1 Victory

Fioretti matched a season high with six strikeouts
Fioretti matched a season high with six strikeouts

For immediate release – 5/10/2014 - #367
Big Third Inning Continues Hornet Softball Season with 6-1 Victory

ATLANTA, GA – A four run third inning extended the Hornets season as the No. 3 seeded Lynchburg College softball team won an elimination game 6-1 over No. 4 seeded Agnes Scott College on Saturday afternoon in the Atlanta Regional of the NCAA tournament.

Lynchburg struck first in the second inning, scoring one run on just one hit while taking advantage of a defensive miscue by the Scotties. Danielle Powell started the frame by singling to shortstop. Skylar Seals then reached on an error to move Powell up a base. An Olivia Donahue walk loaded the bases with no one out.

The Scotties tried to get out of the jam as Casey Arnold struck out the next batter for the first out, but Logan Walker came off the bench to pinch hit and collected an RBI groundout.

Melanie Tenney started the third inning in similar fashion with a leadoff walk. Amber Ingram then smashed a grounder to third, but Tenney beat the throw to second. A sacrifice bunt and hit by pitch later and the Hornets had the bases loaded with one out for the second time in as many frames.

Seals singled off the shortstop to plate Tenney and Ingram for a 3-0 lead before LC loaded the bases once more on a Donahue single.

Agnes Scott turned to the bullpen and Lynchburg called upon another pinch hitter, but the battle was won by LC as Lauren Smith walked to plate the fourth run of the game. Nicole Riley's single up the middle closed the scoring in the frame as LC took a commanding 5-0 lead.

Powell tripled home Tenney, who doubled earlier in the inning, to score Lynchburg sixth run later in the game.

Aliyah Williams went 1-for-2 with an RBI for Agnes Scott (23-22) while also pitching four innings of one-run ball.

Elizabeth Fioretti (5-4) picked up the win for the Hornets with three scoreless innings. She allowed four hits and one walk while matching a season high with six strikeouts. Powell finished the game 3-for-3 at the plate with an RBI and two runs scored.

Lynchburg (31-15) takes on the No. 2 seed, Piedmont College (42-7), at 5:10 p.m. in another elimination game. The Hornets fell to the Lions on Friday by a score of 6-4.

No Event
Fri Sep 20
at ITA Southeast Regional Championship, University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, Va. -- Day 1
Sat Sep 21
at ITA Southeast Regional Championship, University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, Va. -- Day 2
Sat Sep 21
Fresno State
vs. Lynchburg
CODE RED Match
Sat Sep 21
1:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Catholic
Sat Sep 21
2:00 PM
Mary Washington
vs. Lynchburg
Parents Weekend
Sat Sep 21
2:00 PM
Southern Virginia
vs. Lynchburg
Sat Sep 21
4:00 PM
Mary Baldwin
vs. Lynchburg
Sun Sep 22
at Bridgewater Invitational, Lakeview GC, Harrisonburg, Va. -- Day 1
Sun Sep 22
at ITA Southeast Regional Championship, University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, Va. -- Day 3
Mon Sep 23
at Bridgewater Invitational, Lakeview GC, Harrisonburg, Va. -- Day 2
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Fri Nov 08
TBA
Lynchburg
vs. TBA
@ Hood College, Frederick, Md. MMI Tip-Off Tournament
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Wed Aug 21
7:30 PM
Randolph
vs. Lynchburg
Scrimmage
Fri Aug 30
Final
4 Roanoke
1 vs. No. 22 Lynchburg
Shellenberger Classic -- Non-conference match
Sat Sep 07
Final
0 Maryville (Tenn.)
1 vs. No. 22 Lynchburg
Sun Sep 08
Final
0 Regent
10 vs. No. 22 Lynchburg
Wed Sep 11
Final
2 No. 16 Mary Washington
0 vs. Lynchburg
Fri Sep 13
Final
1 No. 13 Oglethorpe
2 vs. Lynchburg
Wed Sep 18
Final - 2OT
0 Lynchburg
0 at Chris. Newport
Sat Sep 21
1:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Catholic
Wed Sep 25
7:00 PM
Washington and Lee
vs. Lynchburg
Non-conference match
Sat Sep 28
6:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Roanoke
Wed Oct 02
4:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Bridgewater (Va.)
Non-conference match
Wed Oct 09
7:00 PM
Randolph-Macon
vs. Lynchburg
Sat Oct 12
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Hampden-Sydney
Wed Oct 16
3:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Washington and Lee
Sat Oct 19
7:30 PM
East. Mennonite
vs. Lynchburg
Homecoming
Wed Oct 23
7:00 PM
Shenandoah
vs. Lynchburg
Sat Oct 26
6:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Va. Wesleyan
Tue Oct 29
7:00 PM
Guilford
vs. Lynchburg
Senior Night
Fri Nov 01
TBA
TBA
vs. Lynchburg
ODAC Tournament -- First Round
Sun Nov 03
TBA
TBA
vs. Lynchburg
ODAC Tournament -- Quarterfinal
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No Event
Sat Aug 31
Final
2 No. 10 Johns Hopkins
0 vs. No. 20 Lynchburg
@ Salem, Va. Roanoke Invitational Soccer Showcase
Sun Sep 01
Final
2 Mt. St. Mary (N.Y.)
7 vs. No. 20 Lynchburg
@ Salem, Va. Roanoke Invitational Soccer Showcase
Sat Sep 07
Final
1 Maryville (Tenn.)
2 vs. No. 20 Lynchburg
Shellenberger Classic -- Match 1
Sun Sep 08
Final
0 Kalamazoo
3 vs. No. 20 Lynchburg
Shellenberger Classic -- Match 3
Sat Sep 14
Final - 2OT
2 No. 19 Lynchburg
3 at Emory
Sun Sep 15
Final
1 No. 19 Lynchburg
0 at Piedmont
Wed Sep 25
6:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Chris. Newport
Sat Sep 28
12:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Washington and Lee
Sat Oct 05
1:00 PM
Bridgewater (Va.)
vs. Lynchburg
Wed Oct 09
4:00 PM
Randolph
vs. Lynchburg
Sat Oct 12
4:00 PM
Lynchburg
at East. Mennonite
Tue Oct 15
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Ferrum
Wed Oct 16
4:00 PM
Sweet Briar
vs. Lynchburg
Sat Oct 19
5:00 PM
Roanoke
vs. Lynchburg
Homecoming
Wed Oct 23
4:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Randolph-Macon
Sun Oct 27
1:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Shenandoah
Wed Oct 30
6:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Guilford
Sat Nov 02
1:00 PM
Va. Wesleyan
vs. Lynchburg
Senior Night | CODE RED Match
Wed Nov 06
TBA
TBD
vs. Lynchburg
@ High Seed ODAC Tournament -- Quarterfinal
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