Raleigh, N.C. -- The 15th-ranked University of Lynchburg softball team rallied for a Sunday doubleheader sweep at William Peace, winning 2-1 and 8-5 in non-conference play.
Sophomore right-hander Kayley Cox (Yorktown, Va.) earned a win and a save in the circle for the Hornets.
Game 1 Final: No. 15 Lynchburg 2, William Peace 1
Game 2 Final: No. 15 Lynchburg 8, William Peace 5
Records: No. 15 Lynchburg 20-4, William Peace 7-11
Venue: William Peace University, Raleigh, N.C.
HOW IT HAPPENED
Cox scattered seven hits and one unearned run in the opener as Lynchburg rallied in the top of the seventh for the victory. Cox struck out four Pacers.
Lynchburg took a 1-0 lead in the fourth on an RBI triple by sophomore right fielder Kortney Leazer (Remington, Va.) and went ahead, 2-1, thanks to a seventh-inning RBI single by senior designated player Taylor Mabry (Bassett, Va.).
The Hornets took a 3-0 lead in the second inning on senior catcher Brittany Coffey's (Manassas, Va.) two-run home run and a sacrifice fly from junior shortstop Kayla Hugate (Chesterfield, Va.) in the second inning.
After WPU tied the game in the third, senior first baseman Mackenzie Chitwood (Ferrum, Va.) hit a go-ahead three-run home run.
Hugate added another sac fly in the seventh to put the Hornets up, 8-4, and Cox came in in the seventh to nail down the victory.
Lynchburg will resume Old Dominion Athletic Conference play Tuesday, March 26 with a home doubleheader against crosstown rival Randolph beginning at 3 p.m.