Softball stings Pride with doubleheader sweep

Leslie Bourgeois gets ready to hit.

Lynchburg, Va. -- The Lynchburg College softball team rolled to a pair of 4-1 victories over visiting Greensboro in Thursday's first day of competition on Moon Field in 2018.

Hornet pitching shone on the afternoon with a pair of four-hit complete-game efforts, first by senior Conner English (Altavista, Va.) and later by sophomore Alex Cisar (Sykesville, Md.).

Sophomore designated player Sarah Commons (Glen Allen, Va.) went 5-for-7 on the day and scored two runs, and senior second baseman Leslie Bourgeois (Bealeton, Va.) collected three hits, including a homer, and drove in three runs. Sophomore shortstop Kayla Hugate (Chesterfield, Va.) also drove in three runs for Lynchburg.

 

THE RUNDOWN

Game 1 Final: Lynchburg 4, Greensboro 1

Game 2 Final: Lynchburg 4, Greensboro 1

Records: Lynchburg 13-3, Greensboro 12-12

Venue: Aubrey R. Moon Jr. Field, Lynchburg College, Lynchburg, Va.

 

HOW IT HAPPENED

Game 1

  • Lynchburg got on the board with some clutch two-out hitting in the bottom of the first inning. Bourgeois opened the scoring with her two-run blast to dead center field and, after Commons followed it with a single, freshman right fielder Jordyne Vance (Lynchburg, Va.) plated her with a double in the gap.

  • The Hornets added another run an inning later on Hugate's sacrifice fly to left.

  • English cruised through four hitless innings before running into trouble in the fifth. She dodged a one-out triple with a groundout and a flyout, though, to preserve the shutout.

  • Greensboro capitalized on a Lynchburg error for their lone run of the ballgame, which came in the sixth.

Game 2

  • The Hornet offense got LC an early lead in the nightcap, this time in the second inning. After Hugate's leadoff single, the shortstop stole second and advanced to third on a groundout before scoring on a sac fly by junior catcher Brittany Coffey (Manassas, Va.).

  • Lynchburg added another score the next inning on a two-out RBI single by Bourgeois.

  • The Hornets made it a 4-0 lead on a two-out, two-run double by Hugate in the fifth inning.

  • Meanwhile, after dodging a threat in a two-hit first for the Pride, Cisar didn't allow another hit until the sixth, when GC scored its lone run. She retired 13 straight Greensboro batters between the second and sixth innings. Cisar struck out nine in her fourth win of the season.

 

LOOKING AHEAD

The Hornets hit the road on Sunday for Winston-Salem, N.C., where they'll play a double-dip at Salem College. First pitch is scheduled for 1 p.m.

--LC--

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