Lady Flames sail to victory over Mariners
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Apr 04, 2013 | 356 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The No.4-ranked Lee Softball team used solid pitching in game one and a 15-hit offensive explosion in game two en route to a doubleheader sweep of Southern States Athletic Conference opponent College of Coastal Georgia Wednesday afternoon at Butler Field.

The Lady Flames opened with a 5-1 victory over the Lady Mariners and followed with an 11-3 win in the closer.

Caroline MacAusland (5-2) worked seven innings, giving up just one run on five hits to record the game one victory for the Lady Flames. The freshman struck out five and walked one in the complete game effort.

Lee scored two runs in the second inning and added solo runs in the next three innings to top the Mariners 5-1.

The Lady Flames used a balanced offensive attack as five different players drove in a run in the contest. Allen added three hits and an RBI while Wooden doubled, singled and scored twice. Lynn finished 2-for-4 with a run scored and Ana Coscorrosa followed suit with two singles of her own while driving in a run.

Meg Macias and Lizzie Stevens added RBI singles to help round out the Lee victory.

Nichole Lewis (2-8) worked four innings for the Mariners. Lewis gave up four runs on eight hits and walked two. Brooke Nail worked two innings in relief and gave up a run on four hits.

Mindy Powell had two hits for Coastal Georgia and Chelsea Copeland drove in the lone Mariner run.



Charlie Wooden capped off the sweep of Coastal Georgia with a three-run bomb to left field to give Lee the 11-3 run-rule victory in game two of Wednesday's twin bill.

Wooden finished 2-for-4 with a double, home run and four RBIs. Laurel Allen continued her impressive afternoon at the plate with a pair of hits and a run scored. Dominique Hannah went a perfect 4-for-4 with a double and drove in two. Hannah is now hitting a sizzling .545 (60-for-110) on the season.

Several other Lady Flames joined the hit parade. Amanda Lynn added three singles from her leadoff position while Lexie Dean and Dezirae Parsons each singled in the contest.

Katie Deems started and worked all five innings for the Lady Flames. Deems scattered eight hits and surrendered three runs (one earned). The senior improved to a perfect 5-0 on the year.

Lee jumped ahead early in the bottom of the first with three runs and never looked back. The Lady Flames would add five in the third and complete the victory with three runs in the fifth on Wooden's eighth long ball of the season.

Shelby Kelley (0-11) was tagged with the loss for Coastal Georgia. Kelley worked 4 1/3 innings in giving up 11 runs on 15 hits.

Christian Mahany registered a pair of hits for the Mariners while Christine Braddy and Hayley Craven each drove in a run.

Lee now sits at 28-5 overall and 13-2 in the SSAC. Coastal Georgia falls to 5-20-1 on the year and 1-10-1 in conference play.

The Lady Flames continue their busy week with a pair of conference doubleheaders at Butler Field over the weekend. Friday Truett-McConnell comes calling at 3 p.m. followed by a showdown with 15th-ranked Brenau University on Saturday at 1 p.m.