Lady Flames lose doubleheader on road

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Posted 3/8/18

DAHLONEGA, Ga. — Playing a daunting portion of the schedule, the Lee softball team dropped both games of Wednesday’s doubleheader to No. 2 North Georgia.The Lady Flames lost game one 9-4 before …

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Lady Flames lose doubleheader on road

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DAHLONEGA, Ga. — Playing a daunting portion of the schedule, the Lee softball team dropped both games of Wednesday’s doubleheader to No. 2 North Georgia.

The Lady Flames lost game one 9-4 before falling in the nightcap 10-1 to the Nighthawks.
UNG opened up with a three-run second and a six-run fourth in the the first game. Jordan Deep led the Nighthawks with an RBI double and a single.
Shonna Penney (4-5) was tagged with the loss giving up six runs  in three innings. Leigh Beatenbough worked three innings of relief and allowed three runs on five hits, all unearned.
Taylor Moran continued to swing a hot bat roping an RBI double in the sixth inning to account for Lee’s final run in the seventh.
Kayla Louie was the only Lady Flame to have two hits in the contest. The lead-off hitter also scored two runs.
Kylee Smith (12-0) remained unbeaten in the circle for North Georgia going all seven innings and striking out 10 Lady Flames. Smith walked four and allowed four runs, two earned on five hits.
The nightcap was more the same. North Georgia’s Brittany Gilliam hit a grand slam to cap a five-run first inning en route to a 10-1 win over the Lady Flames..
The Nighthawks limited Lee to just one hit in the contest, a Beatenbough run-scoring double in the fourth. UNG scored in all four innings it batted.
Erika Greek (1-2) labored through four innings allowing 10 runs on eight hits. She walked five a struck out a pair.
Amber Johns (9-0) tossed four innings in the circle for the victory. She allowed just one run on one hit, punched out three and did not walk a batter.
The Lady Flames fell to 11-11 on the season while North Georgia improves to 26-1.
Lee will look to stop a five-game skid Friday traveling to Mississippi College to take on the Choctaws at 5 p.m.

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