Softball wins a pair at North Carolina tournament

Jordyne Vance stands in the infield. Text: Jordyne Vance, 2 games, 6-7 HR 2R RBI

Cary, N.C. -- The Lynchburg College softball team remained unbeaten on the young season with a pair of close victories on the first day of the Grand Slam Triangle Classic.

Lynchburg opened the day with a 7-5 triumph over Maryville and turned the tables on Averett in the top of the seventh inning for a 6-5 win over Averett.

Freshman left fielder Jordyne Vance (Lynchburg, Va.) had a big day in her first two collegiate starts, going 6-for-7 with a home run and two runs scored on the day.

Senior center fielder Skylar Dickens (Virginia Beach, Va.) also had four hits over the two games, while sophomore infielder Sarah Commons (Glen Allen, Va.) delivered the walk-off hit in the nightcap.

 

THE RUNDOWN

Game 1 Final: Lynchburg 7, Maryville 5

Game 2 Final: Lynchburg 6, Averett 5

Records: Lynchburg 4-0, Maryville 5-4, Averett 1-6

Venue: Thomas Brooks Park, Cary, N.C.

 

HOW IT HAPPENED

Game 1

  • Lynchburg took a 1-0 lead in the third inning when Dickens led off with a single and scored on a sacrifice fly by Commons.

  • The Hornets broke the game open with a five-run fifth on a rally that began with a leadoff walk to junior third baseman Taylor Mabry (Bassett, Va.) and finished with a pair of two-out, RBI hits Vance and Dickens.

  • Vance added to the lead with a leadoff homer in the seventh to make it 7-1 Hornets.

  • Maryville rallied for four runs in the bottom of the frame, but senior right-hander Conner English (Altavista, Va.) preserved the lead, getting the final two outs of the game.

Game 2

  • Averett jumped on LC pitching early to the tune of two first-inning runs, but the Hornets erased the deficit in the bottom half thanks to Commons' RBI groundout and an RBI single by sophomore shortstop Kayla Hugate (Chesterfield, Va.).

  • The Cougars retook the lead in the third, but Lynchburg tied up again in the fourth thanks to an Averett error. Another Cougar miscue the following inning allowed junior first baseman Mackenzie Chitwood (Ferrum, Va.) to score, giving Lynchburg a 4-3 lead after five.

  • Averett scored twice in the sixth to take a one-run lead, but freshman hurler Kayley Cox (Yorktown, Va.) pitched out of a jam to avoid further damage and struck out the side in order in the seventh to keep LC within reach.

    Lynchburg rallied in the last frame as senior second baseman Leslie Bourgeois (Bealeton, Va.) and Commons delivered back-to-back doubles to make the Hornets walk-off winners.

 

LOOKING AHEAD

The Hornets will look to continue their season-opening win streak Sunday on Day 2 of the tournament. LC will play at North Carolina Wesleyan College in Rocky Mount, N.C., on the second day, first against Wilson at 10 a.m. and against the host Battlin' Bishops at 2 p.m.

--LC--

Sat Nov 16
at NCAA Division III South/Southeast Regional Championships
Shelby Farms Park, Memphis, Tenn.
Sat Nov 16
2:00 PM
No. 16 Lynchburg
vs. No. 8 Rowan
@ Salisbury, Md. NCAA Tournament - Second Round
Sat Nov 16
3:00 PM
Colorado Col.
vs. Lynchburg
@ Agnes Scott College, Decatur, Ga. Emory Holiday Inn Tip Off Classic
Sat Nov 16
4:00 PM
Hampden-Sydney
vs. Methodist
@ Lynchburg, Va. Wayne Proffitt Classic -- Game 1
Sat Nov 16
6:00 PM
Pfeiffer
vs. Lynchburg
Wayne Proffitt Classic -- Game 2
Sun Nov 17
1:00 PM
Hampden-Sydney
vs. Pfeiffer
@ Lynchburg, Va. Wayne Proffitt Classic -- Game 3
Sun Nov 17
3:00 PM
Methodist
vs. Lynchburg
Wayne Proffitt Classic -- Game 4
Wed Nov 20
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Hollins
Fri Nov 22
5:30 PM
Mary Washington
vs. Lynchburg
@ Newport News, Va. CAC/ODAC Challenge - Game 1
Sat Nov 23
at NCAA Division III Championships
E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park, Louisville, Ky.
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Fri Nov 08
Final
87 Lynchburg
78 vs. Albertus Magnus
@ Hood College, Frederick, Md. MMI Tip-Off Tournament
Sat Nov 09
Final
62 Lynchburg
75 at Hood
MMI Tip-Off Championship
Wed Nov 13
Final
88 Lynchburg
68 at N.C. Wesleyan
Sat Nov 16
4:00 PM
Hampden-Sydney
vs. Methodist
@ Lynchburg, Va. Wayne Proffitt Classic -- Game 1
Sat Nov 16
6:00 PM
Pfeiffer
vs. Lynchburg
Wayne Proffitt Classic -- Game 2
Sun Nov 17
1:00 PM
Hampden-Sydney
vs. Pfeiffer
@ Lynchburg, Va. Wayne Proffitt Classic -- Game 3
Sun Nov 17
3:00 PM
Methodist
vs. Lynchburg
Wayne Proffitt Classic -- Game 4
Fri Nov 22
5:30 PM
Mary Washington
vs. Lynchburg
@ Newport News, Va. CAC/ODAC Challenge - Game 1
Sat Nov 23
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Chris. Newport
CAC/ODAC Challenge - Game 4
Sun Dec 01
2:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Bridgewater (Va.)
Wed Dec 04
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Ferrum
Sat Dec 07
2:00 PM
East. Mennonite
vs. Lynchburg
Wed Dec 11
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Averett
Wed Jan 01
2:00 PM
William Peace
vs. Lynchburg
Sat Jan 04
2:00 PM
Va. Wesleyan
vs. Lynchburg
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Sun Nov 10
Final
60 Meredith
81 vs. Lynchburg
Tue Nov 12
Final
39 Lynchburg
70 at Averett
Fri Nov 15
Final
39 Lynchburg
52 at Emory
Emory Holiday Inn Tip Off Classic (Game Played at Agnes Scott)
Sat Nov 16
3:00 PM
Colorado Col.
vs. Lynchburg
@ Agnes Scott College, Decatur, Ga. Emory Holiday Inn Tip Off Classic
Wed Nov 20
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Hollins
Mon Nov 25
7:00 PM
East. Mennonite
vs. Lynchburg
Wed Dec 04
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Randolph
Sat Dec 07
4:30 PM
Emory & Henry
vs. Lynchburg
CODE RED Game
Fri Dec 20
4:00 PM
Hood
vs. Lynchburg
@ Daytona Beach, Fla. Daytona Beach Shootout
Sat Dec 21
4:00 PM
Lynchburg
vs. Marymount (Va.)
@ Daytona Beach, Fla. Daytona Beach Shootout
Thu Jan 02
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Randolph-Macon
Sat Jan 04
4:30 PM
Johns Hopkins
vs. Lynchburg
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Sat Sep 28
Final - 2OT
0 Lynchburg
0 at Roanoke
Wed Oct 02
Final - 2OT
2 Lynchburg
2 at Bridgewater (Va.)
Non-conference match
Wed Oct 09
Final
0 Randolph-Macon
4 vs. Lynchburg
Sat Oct 12
Final - 2OT
3 Lynchburg
3 at Hampden-Sydney
Wed Oct 16
Final
0 Lynchburg
4 at No. 6 Washington and Lee
Sat Oct 19
Final
1 East. Mennonite
3 vs. Lynchburg
Homecoming
Wed Oct 23
Final
1 Shenandoah
4 vs. Lynchburg
Sat Oct 26
Final
3 Lynchburg
1 at Va. Wesleyan
Tue Oct 29
Final - OT
0 Guilford
1 vs. Lynchburg
Senior Night
Sun Nov 03
Final
0 Randolph-Macon
2 vs. Lynchburg
Match 3 - ODAC Quarterfinal
Fri Nov 08
Final - PK Away
2 Lynchburg
2 at Hampden-Sydney
Match 6 - ODAC Semifinal
Sat Nov 09
Final
0 Lynchburg
1 vs. No. 11 Washington and Lee
@ Hampden-Sydney College, Hampden Sydney, Va. Match 8 - ODAC Championship
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Sat Sep 28
Final
0 No. 23 Lynchburg
3 at Washington and Lee
Sat Oct 05
Final
0 Bridgewater (Va.)
4 vs. Lynchburg
Wed Oct 09
Final
1 Randolph
5 vs. Lynchburg
Sat Oct 12
Final
5 Lynchburg
0 at East. Mennonite
Tue Oct 15
Final
3 Lynchburg
0 at Ferrum
Non-conference match
Wed Oct 16
Final
0 Sweet Briar
9 vs. Lynchburg
Sat Oct 19
Final
2 Roanoke
1 vs. Lynchburg
Homecoming
Thu Oct 24
Final
3 Lynchburg
4 at No. 15 Randolph-Macon
Moved from Oct. 23
Sun Oct 27
Final
1 Lynchburg
2 at Shenandoah
Wed Oct 30
Final
2 Lynchburg
1 at Guilford
Sat Nov 02
Final - OT
2 Va. Wesleyan
1 vs. Lynchburg
Senior Night | CODE RED Match
Mon Nov 04
Final
0 East. Mennonite
4 vs. Lynchburg
Match 1 - ODAC First Round
Wed Nov 06
Final
1 Lynchburg
4 at No. 14 Randolph-Macon
Match 2 - ODAC Quarterfinals
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