No. 22 softball earns split at Emory & Henry

Taylor Mabry hitting a softball

Emory, Va. -- The 22nd-ranked University of Lynchburg softball team closed out the 2019 regular season with a doubleheader split at Emory & Henry Tuesday in Old Dominion Athletic Conference play.

The Hornets took the opener, 5-1, before falling, 3-1, in the nightcap.

Lynchburg will carry the No. 3 seed into this weekend's conference tournament.

Senior third baseman Taylor Mabry (Bassett, Va.) homered and drove in three runs in Game 1 of the double-dip.

 

THE RUNDOWN

Game 1 Final: No. 22 Lynchburg 5, Emory & Henry 1

Game 2 Final: Emory & Henry 3, No. 22 Lynchburg 1

Records: No. 22 Lynchburg (30-10, 13-7 ODAC), Emory & Henry (24-14, 14-6 ODAC)

Venue: Wasps Field, Emory & Henry College, Emory, Va.

 

HOW IT HAPPENED

Game 1

  • E&H right-hander Cameron Derr held the Hornets at bay in the early going before Lynchburg exploded for five runs in the fourth inning. Junior left fielder Carol Oberhelman (Washington Township, N.J.) got the Hornets on the board with an RBI single before an E&H fielding miscue allowed Lynchburg's second run to score.

  • With two outs, Mabry slugged a three-run home run to left field to put the visitors up, 5-0.

  • The Wasps finally got to Hornets starter Alex Cisar (Sykesville, Md.) in the seventh, a Rachel Smoot solo home run. Senior right-hander Taylor Belknap (Arden, N.C.) entered the circle to close out the ballgame.

Game 2

  • Lynchburg drew first blood in the nightcap as well thanks to a second-inning RBI single from sophomore right fielder Kortney Leazer (Remington, Va.).

  • E&H pushed across all three of its runs in the bottom of the second.

  • Sophomore right-hander Kayley Cox (Yorktown, Va.) shut down the hosts for the remainder of the ballgame with 4 ⅔ scoreless innings, but Lynchburg's offense could not change the score.

 

LOOKING AHEAD

The Hornets will play sixth-seeded Guilford in the first game of the ODAC tournament Friday, April 26 at 2 p.m. at the James I. Moyer Sports Complex in Salem, Va. The full preview for the double-elimination conference tournament can be found here.

--LYN--

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Sat Aug 24
11:30 AM
Lynchburg
at Virginia St.
Scrimmage
Sat Aug 24
12:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Shippensburg
Scrimmage
Fri Aug 30
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Fri Aug 30
3:30 PM
Mary Baldwin
vs. Lynchburg
@ Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, Va. Route 42 Classic
Fri Aug 30
5:30 PM
Bryn Mawr
vs. Lynchburg
@ Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, Va. Route 42 Classic
Fri Aug 30
7:00 PM
Roanoke
vs. Lynchburg
Shellenberger Classic -- Non-conference match
Sat Aug 31
10:00 AM
Meredith
vs. Lynchburg
@ Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, Va. Route 42 Classic
Sat Aug 31
1:00 PM
Lebanon Valley
vs. Lynchburg
Sat Aug 31
2:00 PM
Catholic
vs. Lynchburg
@ Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, Va. Route 42 Classic
Sat Aug 31
3:00 PM
Lynchburg
vs. Johns Hopkins
@ Salem, Va. Roanoke College Kickoff
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Wed Aug 21
7:30 PM
Randolph
vs. Lynchburg
Scrimmage
Fri Aug 30
7:00 PM
Roanoke
vs. Lynchburg
Shellenberger Classic -- Non-conference match
Sat Sep 07
5:00 PM
Maryville (Tenn.)
vs. Lynchburg
@ Salem, Va. Roanoke Invitational
Sun Sep 08
4:30 PM
Regent
vs. Lynchburg
Wed Sep 11
7:00 PM
Mary Washington
vs. Lynchburg
Fri Sep 13
7:00 PM
Oglethorpe
vs. Lynchburg
Wed Sep 18
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Chris. Newport
Sat Sep 21
1:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Catholic
Wed Sep 25
7:00 PM
Washington and Lee
vs. Lynchburg
Non-conference match
Sat Sep 28
6:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Roanoke
Wed Oct 02
4:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Bridgewater (Va.)
Non-conference match
Wed Oct 09
7:00 PM
Randolph-Macon
vs. Lynchburg
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Sat Aug 31
3:00 PM
Lynchburg
vs. Johns Hopkins
@ Salem, Va. Roanoke College Kickoff
Sun Sep 01
3:00 PM
Mt. St. Mary (N.Y.)
vs. Lynchburg
@ Salem, Va. Roanoke College Kickoff
Sat Sep 07
12:00 PM
Maryville (Tenn.)
vs. Lynchburg
Shellenberger Classic -- Match 1
Sun Sep 08
2:00 PM
Kalamazoo
vs. Lynchburg
Shellenberger Classic -- Match 3
Sat Sep 14
11:00 AM
Lynchburg
at Emory
Sun Sep 15
11:00 AM
Lynchburg
at Piedmont
Piedmont Invitational
Wed Sep 25
6:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Chris. Newport
Sat Sep 28
1:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Washington and Lee
Sat Oct 05
1:00 PM
Bridgewater (Va.)
vs. Lynchburg
Wed Oct 09
4:00 PM
Randolph
vs. Lynchburg
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