Angie Hughes and Jessa Watts both pitched complete game shutouts and both yielded just two hits to help lead the Lady Flames to victory. Lee outscored the Lady Barons 11-0 on the day and out hit the Georgia club 16-4.
Watts (2-0) took a no-hit bid into the seventh inning in game two for the Lady Flames. A one-out single by Myia Ashmore gave BPC their first hit of the game. Lauren Clinton would follow with a single to put the tying run on base. From there Watts would get a strike out and a line out to preserve the shutout and keep the Lady Flames (10-0, 2-0) undefeated to start the 2013 campaign. Watts would finish with six strikeouts and gave up just one walk.
Lee scored their only two runs of the contest in the first inning. Lexie Dean drew a one out walk followed by a Jennifer Ringle single. Charlie Wooden's single would score Dean and a Brewton-Parker error would plate Ringle. From there the Lady Flames would manage just two more hits in the ballgame. Ringle finished 2-for-3 and Dominique Hannah added a single in the seventh to complete a four-hit day for the Lee leadoff hitter.
Myia Ashmore (3-2) was the tough luck loser for the Lady Barons. Ashmore pitched seven quality innings giving up two runs on four hits. She walked three and struck out six.
The No. 11 Lady Flames will put their winning streak on the line against another SSAC opponent tomorrow afternoon when they square off with Coastal Georgia in Brunswick, Ga. First pitch is set for 1 p.m.
Lady Flames 9,
Lady Barons 0
Behind another a strong outing from Angie Hughes, the Lee softball team blanked Brewton-Parker, 9-0 in game one of Friday's doubleheader.
Hughes (5-0) went the distance for the Lady Flames. The freshman kept the Lady Barons off balance throughout the game surrendering just two hits while striking out 14 batters in seven innings of work. BPC is not the only team to struggle against the hard throwing righty. In 30 innings of work this year Hughes has already struck out 53 batters.
Lee grabbed the lead in the fourth inning thanks to a pair of solo home runs from the heart of the order. Charlie Wooden drove a ball deep over the left field wall for her fourth home run of the year. Ana Coscorrosa followed with a blast on a 3-2 pitch to give the Lady Flames a 2-0 advantage. Coscorrosa now has three long balls on the year.
Lee would tack on an unearned run in the fifth inning when Dominique Hannah doubled with two outs and scored when Lexie Dean reached on a BPC error. The Lady Flames would use a three-run sixth and three-run seventh to put the game well out of reach.
Hannah set the table at the top of the lineup for the Lady Flames with three hits, a RBI and a run scored. Dezirae Parsons had a double and two hits. Jenevieve Cena added a pinch-hit two-run single in the sixth inning to help balloon the lead.
Crystal Ward (3-4) was tagged with the loss for the Lady Barons. Ward worked 5 2/3 innings giving up five hits, four earned runs, walked three and struck out four. Lauren Simerly worked the final 1 1/3 innings. Simerly gave up four runs on five hits and walked a batter.
Lee sweeps Coastal Georgia
BRUNSWICK, Ga. — Led by stellar pitching and eight RBI by Dominique Hannah the Lee women's softball team remained unbeaten (12-0, 4-0) with a doubleheader sweep of the College of Costal Georgia (1-11, 0-2) Saturday afternoon.
Sophomore Dominique Hannah had three hits and drove in four runs to lead the Lee softball team over The College of Coastal Georgia, 5-2 in game one of Saturday's doubleheader.
The Lady Flames used a four-run sixth inning to open up a five-run lead on the Mariners. Pitching dominated on both sides up until that point as both starters were effective early. Lee sent nine batters to the plate in the sixth capped of by a three-run double from Hannah. The Mariners would add two runs in the seventh but would draw no closer.
The Lady Flames benefitted from another quality start from freshman Angie Hughes (6-0). The freshman worked seven innings and allowed just four hits. She struck out 10 Mariners and yeilded just two runs.
Lee pounded out 11 hits in the contest. Ana Coscorrosa had two hits and Lizzie Stevens added a pitch-hit RBI single.
Coastal Georgia starter Nichole Lewis matched Hughes pitch for pitch until she ran into trouble in the sixth inning. Lewis went the distance for the Mariners giving up five runs on 11 hits.
The lone offense for Coastal Georgia came in the final inning on a two-run homer by Christine Braddy. Shelby Kelley had two hits and scored a run.
Lady Flames 9,
Lady Mariners 1
Katie Deems (2-0) pitched a near perfect five innings to lead the Flames to a 9-1 victory over the Mariners in game two. Deems took a perfect game into the fifth inning. With two outs the Flames committed an error and Carrie Parker finally broke through for the first Coastal Georgia hit of the game to drive in the lone run for the Mariners.
Lee struck for two runs in the first inning and three in the second. With the pitching of Deems the lead was more than safe. The Lady Flames tacked on four more in the fourth to expand the lead to nine.
The offense was led once again by the red hot Hannah. The right fielder went 2-for-3 with a home run and matched her game one total of four RBI. The sophomore also scored three runs. Jennifer Ringle added a hit and an RBI. Laurel Allen hit her first homer of the season and scored twice. Amanda Lynn rounded the eight-hit performance with a double and two runs scored.
Shelby Kelly started for the Mariners. She was chased quickly by the Lee offensive attack giving up five runs in two innings of work. Mindy Powell worked the final three innings. Powell gave up three earned runs on six hits.
Lee will put their undefeated record on the line beginning on Friday in Gulf Shores, Ala. as a part of the Gulf Shores Invitational. The Lady Flames will test Bethel University (Tenn.) and Blue Mountain College (Miss.) to begin the weekend tournament.