MOBILE, Ala. — The third-ranked Lee University softball team won two out of three games during their SSAC trip to the Gulf Coast to face Spring Hill College and the University of Mobile.
The Lady Flames (25-3, 11-2 SSAC) defeated No. 21 Mobile, 6-1, before the second game of Saturday’s doubleheader was canceled due to inclement weather.
Friday night saw the visitors salvage a split at Spring Hill College an 11-4 margin, after dropping a 2-0 decision in the opener.
Lee will begin a four-week home stand Tuesday afternoon with a non-conference doubleheader with Point University. First pitch is scheduled for 3 p.m.
Dezirae Parson’s bases loaded RBI ground out in the first inning proved to be the winning run as the Lady Flames defeated No. 21 University of Mobile, 6-1, in an important SSAC crossover series. Game two of the doubleheader was canceled due to inclement weather.
The Lady Flames recorded 11 singles in the game. Dominique Hannah, Ana Coscorrosa, Charlie Wooden and Laurel Allen each reached safely twice. Amanda Lynn, Lexie Dean and Meghan Macias added one hit each to the total.
Hannah delivered an RBI single in the first inning and added two insurance runs with a two-run single in the sixth. Coscorrosa drove in Lee’s third run in the second inning.
Mobile (17-9, 2-3 SSAC) received two hits each from Brittany Dunson and Jordan Coleman. Coleman drove in a run for the Rams.
Jessa Watts (5-1) earned the win after scattering six hits over five innings and pitching out of couple jams. The left-hander gave up one run and struck out three Mobile batters.
Katie Deems allowed two hits, walked two and fanned one in two innings of relief.
Alli Hall was charged with the loss. Hall (8-4) was tagged for six runs (five earned), 11 hits and four walks, while striking out three Lady Flames.
Lady Flames 11,
Lady Badgers 4
Dominique Hannah hit solo home runs in her first three at bats and Charlie Wooden blasted a pinch-hit grand slam to lead the Lee offense to 11 runs and 14 hits. The Lady Flames scored in six of the game’s seven innings.
Hannah finished the game at 3-for-4 with three RBI and four runs scored. Laurel Allen joined Hannah in batting 3-for-4 in the game.
Lexie Dean and Katie Deems were the only other Lady Flames to tally multiple hits. Dean was 2-for-5 with two RBI and Deems was 2-for-4.
Ana Coscorrosa recorded a pinch-hit single to join Amanda Lynn and Lizzie Stevens with one safety each.
Mariha Partman had two of the Lady Badger’s four hits, including a three-run home run that tied the game at 4-4 in the fourth inning.
Angie Hughes started in the circle for the Lady Flames and gave up four runs, four hits and four walks before being relieved. Hughes struck out four SHC batters in 3 1/3 innings.
Katie Deems (4-0) held the Lady Badgers hitless over the final 3 2/3 innings to earn the win.
Linsey Dickerson (6-3) was charged with the loss. She was tagged for four runs (one earned), 10 hits, walked two and struck out one Lady Flame.
Lady Badgers 2,
Lady Flames 0
Solo home runs by Partman and Taylor Webre were the difference as the Lady Flames outhit their hosts, 5-4, but stranded 11 runners on base.
Hannah, Dean, Coscorrosa, Lynn and Dezirae Parsons each stroked singles in the loss.
Caroline Sagrera (15-1) earned the win after shutting out the Lady Flames for the first time this season. Sagrera scattered five hits, walked four and struck out 11.
Caroline MacAusland (4-1) was the hard-luck loser after surrendering two runs on four hits, walking five and fanning seven.