The Lee University softball team opened the home portion of their schedule with a drubbing of visiting Asbury College Saturday afternoon at Butler Field.
The Lady Flames shutout the Eagles in game one, 19-0. Game two was more of the same as Lee pounded out 27 hits en route to a 23-1 victory. With the two-game sweep, Lee improves to 6-0 on the year. The loss drops Asbury to 1-5.
Angie Hughes (3-0) was the winning pitcher in the opening game for Lee. The freshman worked three innings, giving up just one hit while striking out four. Caroline MacAusland worked the final two innings for the Lady Flames and struck out five of the six batters she faced to preserve the shutout.
Lee benefitted from five first inning errors by Asbury and jumped out to a commanding 9-0 lead after the first inning was complete. Dezirae Parsons led the way with four hits and four RBIs. The senior smashed her first home run of the year in the second inning. Charlie Wooden went 2-for-3 with a homerun and three RBIs.
Lexie Dean, Savannah Bell and Dominique Hannah each recorded two hits in the contest. All totaled the Lady Flames registered 18 hits.
Maris Harreld (1-3) was tagged with the loss for the Eagles. Harreld worked four innings and gave up 19 hits and 13 earned runs. She walked two and registered one strike out.
In Game Two, the Eagles struck for a single run in the first inning. The lead was short-lived however, as the Lady Flames blew the game open with an 11-run second inning.
Anna Coscorrosa led the offensive attack in Game Two. The junior had four hits and five RBIs. Coscorrosa blasted her first home run of the season, a two-run shot to right center field in the third inning. Freshman Amanda Lynn went 4-for-4 with a double and drove in three.
The Lady Flames had seven extra-base hits in the game. Meg Macias, Wooden, Parsons and Lexie Dean all doubled while Laurel Allen and Lynn each tripled.
Katie Deems (1-0) worked the circle for the Lady Flames. Deems gave one-run, two hits and struck out a batter. Caroline MacAusland worked the final two innings striking out six of the seven batters she faced.
The Lee softball team will be back in action on Wednesday against rival Tennessee Wesleyan College. First pitch of the doubleheader is schedule for 2 p.m. at Butler Field.