Softball sweeps Averett in non-conference clash

Taylor Mabry in fielding position in a softball game.

Danville, Va. -- Lynchburg College's softball team gutted out a pair of close wins Tuesday afternoon on the road, taking down Averett by scores of 5-1 and 3-1 for a non-conference sweep.

Hornet pitching allowed just eight hits in a spectacular day. Sophomore right-hander Alex Cisar (Sykesville, Md.) threw well in the opener, allowing just four hits and one run over six innings, and freshman righty Kayley Cox (Yorktown, Va.) was dominant in Game 2 with six innings of scoreless, two-hit ball. Junior right-hander Taylor Belknap (Arden, N.C.) closed out both games, earning a save in the nightcap.

Junior third baseman Taylor Mabry (Bassett, Va.) and sophomore designated player Sarah Commons (Glen Allen, Va.) led the charge at the plate, each driving in two runs on the day. The pair combined for nine hits and each scored a run.

LC sweeps the season series in 2018, having also beat the Cougars on Feb. 24 at the Grand Slam Triangle Classic in Cary, N.C.

 

THE RUNDOWN

Game 1 Final: Lynchburg 5, Averett 1

Game 2 Final: Lynchburg 3, Averett 1

Records: Lynchburg 24-10, Averett 19-24

Venue: Cougar Field, Averett University North Campus, Danville, Va.

 

HOW IT HAPPENED

Game 1

  • Lynchburg got on the board with a pair of runs in the top of the third, sparked when senior center fielder Skylar Dickens (Virginia Beach, Va.) reached on a two-out error. Dickens stole second and came around to score on junior first baseman Mackenzie Chitwood's RBI double. Chitwood then scored on an RBI knock by Mabry for a 2-0 LC lead.

  • The Hornets doubled their lead an inning later when sophomore shortstop Kayla Hugate (Chesterfield, Va.) brought home a pair with a triple.

  • Cisar cruised until the sixth, when a leadoff double came around to score on an RBI groundout.

  • LC added another run in the seventh on Commons' RBI groundout.

Game 2

  • Wasting no time getting on the board in the nightcap, senior second baseman Leslie Bourgeois (Bealeton, Va.) brought home the first run when she reached on an infield error in the top of the first. Two batters later, Commons drove in Mabry with a single.

  • Mabry drove in another run with some small ball an inning later, dropping down a bunt and beating the throw to the bag and bringing home freshman right fielder Jordyne Vance (Lynchburg, Va.) on the squeeze play.

  • Cox dazzled in the circle, running her scoreless-innings streak to 13 ⅓ with her six shutout frames. Averett broke up the shutout with a run in the top of the seventh, but Belknap hung on for the save.

 

LOOKING AHEAD

Lynchburg returns to Old Dominion Athletic Conference play come the weekend when Emory & Henry pays a visit to Moon Field on Saturday, April 21 for a double-dip. The Hornets will celebrate its four seniors between games.

--LC--

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.
Sat Nov 23
at Randolph-Macon Invitational -- Day 1
Sat Nov 23
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Chris. Newport
CAC/ODAC Challenge - Game 4
Sun Nov 24
at Randolph-Macon Invitational -- Day 2
Mon Nov 25
7:00 PM
East. Mennonite
vs. Lynchburg
Sun Dec 01
2:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Bridgewater (Va.)
Wed Dec 04
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Ferrum
Wed Dec 04
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Randolph
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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
Final
69 Hampden-Sydney
74 vs. Methodist
@ Lynchburg, Va. Wayne Proffitt Classic -- Game 1
Sat Nov 16
Final
80 Pfeiffer
91 vs. Lynchburg
Wayne Proffitt Classic -- Game 2
Sun Nov 17
Final
99 Hampden-Sydney
108 vs. Pfeiffer
@ Lynchburg, Va. Wayne Proffitt Classic -- Game 3
Sun Nov 17
Final
69 Methodist
93 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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No Event
No Event
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
Final
64 Colorado Col.
76 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
Tue Jan 07
7:00 PM
Guilford
vs. Lynchburg
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No Event
No Event
No Event
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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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No Event
No Event
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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