Lynchburg, Va. -- University of Lynchburg's softball team enjoyed a successful home-opener Saturday with a non-conference sweep of Geneva, 5-0 and 13-0.
Lynchburg pitching was dominant, as the Hornets' four hurlers combined to allow just seven Golden Tornadoes hits over 12 innings of work.
Senior third baseman Taylor Mabry (Bassett, Va.) swung a hot bat for Lynchburg with a pair of home runs and a double, collecting four RBI on the day.
Sophomore designated player Kortney Leazer (Remington, Va.) slugged her first-career home run in the opener, and sophomore right fielder Jordyne Vance (Lynchburg, Va.) had a three-hit afternoon at the plate.
The sweep pushed Lynchburg's regular-season win streak to 11, dating back to April 17 of last year.
Game 1 Final: Lynchburg 5, Geneva 0
Game 2 Final: Lynchburg 13, Geneva 0 (5 inn.)
Records: Lynchburg 4-0, Geneva 0-2
Venue: Moon Field, University of Lynchburg, Lynchburg, Va.
HOW IT HAPPENED
Lynchburg wasted no time grabbing a lead as Mabry clubbed a one-out, two-run homer to left field in the bottom of the first.
Mabry tacked on Lynchburg's third run in the fourth inning with a solo homer.
Leazer led off the bottom of the fifth with a solo shot that made it 4-0 Hornets, and Lynchburg added its final run later in the frame with a sacrifice fly from senior catcher Brittany Coffey (Manassas, Va.).
Senior right-hander Taylor Belknap (Arden, N.C.) earned the win with six shutout innings. She struck out seven and allowed just two hits.
The Hornets snagged an early lead in the nightcap as well as Mabry's double brought junior shortstop Kayla Hugate (Chesterfield, Va.) around. Mabry scored on a wild pitch later in the inning for a 2-0 Lynchburg lead.
Lynchburg broke the game open with five runs in the third, highlighted by Vance's two-out, two-run single.
The Hornets poured it on the next inning with six runs in the fourth.
Junior right-hander Alex Cisar (Sykesville, Md.) earned the win in the circle with 3 ⅔ innings of shutout ball.
Lynchburg will play host to Salem on Tuesday, March 5 with a 2 p.m. doubleheader on Moon Field.