No. 15 softball blows by rival Randolph

Lynchburg catcher Brittany Coffey throwing the ball to second base

Lynchburg, Va. -- The 15th-ranked University of Lynchburg softball team made use of timely hits to secure a doubleheader sweep of crosstown rival Randolph, winning 3-0 and 9-3 at home Tuesday in Old Dominion Athletic Conference play.

Junior shortstop Kayla Hugate (Chesterfield, Va.) collected five hits in the leadoff spot, including a 4-for-4 effort in Game 2, while senior catcher Brittany Coffey (Manassas, Va.) slugged a grand slam.

Senior designated player Mackenzie Chitwood (Ferrum, Va.) also went 4-for-4 in the nightcap.

Junior right-hander Alex Cisar (Sykesville, Md.) was dominant in the opener, tossing a complete-game, three-hit shutout to improve to 10-2 in the circle this season.

Lynchburg has won seven straight ballgames.

 

THE RUNDOWN

Game 1 Final: No. 15 Lynchburg 3, Randolph 0

Game 2 Final: No. 15 Lynchburg 9, Randolph 3

Records: No. 15 Lynchburg (22-4, 5-1 ODAC), Randolph (11-12-1, 2-8 ODAC)

Venue: Moon Field, University of Lynchburg, Lynchburg, Va.

 

HOW IT HAPPENED

Game 1

  • Lynchburg jumped ahead, 2-0, in the first inning on Chitwood's sacrifice fly and a WildCats error that allowed senior first baseman Taylor Mabry (Bassett, Va.) to score.

  • Coffey added an insurance run in the third with an RBI single.

  • Cisar and the Hornet defense thwarted several Randolph opportunities. The junior stranded runners on second and third in the top of the first, and Coffey threw out a would-be base-stealer in the third.

  • Lynchburg's defense turned inning-ending double plays in the fourth and fifth to preserve the shutout.

Game 2

  • Hugate put the Hornets ahead in the second with an RBI single, but Randolph tied the score, 1-1, in the third.

  • Chitwood led off the bottom of the third with a double and scored on a two-out double by junior second baseman Sarah Commons (Glen Allen, Va.). Freshman third baseman Olivia Herman (Westminster, Md.) followed that with a double of her own to score Commons and put the Hornets ahead, 3-1. Mabry made it 4-1 Lynchburg with an RBI single in the fourth.

  • Randolph cut the lead to 4-3 in the sixth on Danielle Shannon's two-run double but couldn't get the tying run across.

  • Lynchburg put the game out of reach in the bottom of the inning. Junior left fielder Carol Oberhelman (Washington Township, N.J.) singled to lead off the inning and scored on Hugate's RBI single. The Hornets loaded the bases, and Coffey delivered the back-breaker, a grand slam to right-center field that blew the game open.

  • Sophomore right-hander Kayley Cox (Yorktown, Va.) matched a season-high with seven strikeouts to earn the complete-game victory in the circle.

 

LOOKING AHEAD

The Hornets will continue ODAC play Saturday, March 30 with a road doubleheader at Shenandoah.

--LYN--

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Sat Dec 07
at Bast-Cregger Invitational
Roanoke College, Salem, Va.
Sat Dec 07
2:00 PM
East. Mennonite
vs. Lynchburg
Sat Dec 07
4:30 PM
Emory & Henry
vs. Lynchburg
CODE RED Game
Wed Dec 11
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Averett
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
Wed Jan 01
2:00 PM
William Peace
vs. Lynchburg
Thu Jan 02
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Randolph-Macon
Sat Jan 04
2:00 PM
Va. Wesleyan
vs. Lynchburg
Sat Jan 04
4:30 PM
Johns Hopkins
vs. Lynchburg
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No Event
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
Final
84 Lynchburg
88 vs. Mary Washington
@ Newport News, Va. CAC/ODAC Challenge - Game 1
Sat Nov 23
Final
77 Lynchburg
79 at No. 9 Chris. Newport
CAC/ODAC Challenge - Game 4
Sun Dec 01
Final
81 Lynchburg
68 at Bridgewater (Va.)
Wed Dec 04
Final
73 Lynchburg
78 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
Wed Jan 08
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Randolph
Wed Jan 15
7:30 PM
Hampden-Sydney
vs. Lynchburg
Sat Jan 18
2:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Emory & Henry
Wed Jan 22
7:00 PM
Ferrum
vs. Lynchburg
Coaches vs. Cancer Week
Sat Jan 25
2:00 PM
Washington and Lee
vs. Lynchburg
Alumni Day | Coaches vs. Cancer Week
No Event
No Event
No Event
No Event
View Full Schedule
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
Final
73 Lynchburg
60 at Hollins
Mon Nov 25
Final
61 East. Mennonite
82 vs. Lynchburg
Wed Dec 04
Final
58 Lynchburg
49 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
Sat Jan 11
2:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Shenandoah
Wed Jan 15
5:00 PM
Washington and Lee
vs. Lynchburg
Sat Jan 18
2:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Va. Wesleyan
Wed Jan 22
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Ferrum
Sat Jan 25
4:30 PM
Bridgewater (Va.)
vs. Lynchburg
Alumnae Day
No Event
No Event
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No Event
No Event
No Event
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
No Event
Sat Oct 19
Final
2 Roanoke
1 vs. Lynchburg
Homecoming
Thu Oct 24
Final
3 Lynchburg
4 at No. 15 Randolph-Macon
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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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