Shorter (19-5, 1-1 SSAC) pushed across the winning run in the bottom of the 12th inning to complete its comeback in the nightcap. The Lady Flames (20-5, 1-1 SSAC) led 2-0 until the Lady Hawks scored two unearned runs in the sixth to eventually force extra innings.
After two scoreless extra frames, the international tiebreaker was put into effect in the 10th inning where Lee tallied a solo run, but Shorter was able to match with another unearned run.
The Lady Flames tallied five hits, including a solo home run by Kelsey Barnes. Charlie Wooden, Ana Coscorrosa, Brittany Balough and Katie Deems each recorded hits. Coscorrosa and Deems had one RBI each.
Brittany Balough (12-1) was the tough-luck loser after pitching four innings in relief of starter Jessa Watts. Balough gave up one hit and struck out four. Watts allowed two unearned runs, eight hits, four walks and fanned eight.
Shorter had two hits each from Charlsie Broome, Brooke Bryan and Maddie Bray. Bryan had Shorter’s lone extra-base hit, a double.
The Lady Flames used six hits to push across two runs in the opener, while holding Shorter to one run and two hits.
Jennifer Ringle was 3-for-4 with a triple, an RBI and a run scored. Tabitha Farrow was 2-for-3 and scored. Barnes tallied a single and an RBI.
Balough picked up the complete-game win after allowing just two hits and one walk, while striking out two Lady Hawks.
Lee continues SSAC play on Friday, March 16, with a trip to trip to Central, S.C., to face Southern Wesleyan University in a doubleheader starting at 4 p.m.