Lady Flames split doubleheader with rival William Carey
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DEZIRAE PARSONS makes contact with the ball during Lee University’s doubleheader with William Carey on Saturday afternoon at Butler Field. Parsons hit a grand slam in game one and a double in game two.
DEZIRAE PARSONS makes contact with the ball during Lee University’s doubleheader with William Carey on Saturday afternoon at Butler Field. Parsons hit a grand slam in game one and a double in game two.
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Dezirae Parsons hit a grand slam in game one and a double in game two to help the Lady Flames (34-7, 19-4) earn a doubleheader split with conference foe and 12th-ranked William Carey (30-13, 16-8) Saturday afternoon at Butler Field.

After the two games Lee honored the 2013 senior class of Parsons, Savanna Bell, Jenevieve Cena, Kelli Crawford, Katie Deems, Jennifer Ringle and Charlie Wooden in a special ceremony.

Lee 9, William Carey 10

The Lady Flames seemed to be in control in game one after a six-run fourth inning gave them an 8-4 advantage over the Crusaders.

Parsons put the exclamation point on the big inning when she smashed a grand slam to center field. Parsons would add a solo homer in the sixth inning and finish 3-for-4 with five RBI, two home runs and two runs scored.

William Carey would battle right back with five runs in the sixth inning. The Crusaders chased Lee starter Angie Hughes from the ball game after Sarah Beckman hit a two-run homer to cut the lead to 8-7. Caroline MacAusland came on in relief for the Lady Flames but ran into the hot bat of Kayleigh Anspach who hit a three-run shot to center for her second home run of the day, to put William Carey ahead for good.

Hughes worked five innings giving up seven runs (five earned) on eight hits. She struck out four and walked two.

MacAusland (5-3) was tagged with the loss for Lee after giving up three runs in two innings of work.

Megan Lamb (9-3) worked the complete seven innings for the Crusaders. Lamb gave up 15 hits and nine runs. She struck out three and walked three.

Lee had a chance to tie the game in the bottom of the seventh inning. After two quick outs Ringle doubled but was left stranded at second. All totaled the Lady Flames left 11 runners on base in the contest.

Lee 4, William Carey 3

In game two William Carey was hoping to repeat their game one comeback effort and spoil senior day for the Lady Flames.

Senior Katie Deems appeared to be in complete control heading into the seventh inning. The Crusaders started the inning with back to back singles from Katy White and Lindsey Webb. After a fielder’s choice, Lauren Russell singled to score White and Webb giving William Carey the 2-1 advantage. Anna Lauren Fontenot would add a RBI single to stretch the lead to 3-1.

The Lady Flames came roaring back in the bottom of the seventh to avoid the sweep. Amanda Lynn, Laurel Allen and Dominique Hannah all singled to start the inning. Ringle then singled to score Lynn. After a fielder’s choice cut Allen down at the plate, Lee went onto win the game without even swinging the bat. A wild pitch scored Hannah and Ringle scored the game winner off a four-pitch bases loaded walk to Jenevieve Cena.

Lee pounded out 14 hits in the game including four from Hannah, who finished with a double and scored twice. Lynn, Allen and Parsons also registered multi-hit games with two safeties apiece.

Brittany Lang (8-7) went the distance for the Crusaders. Lang pitched 6 1/3 innings giving up four runs on 14 hits.

Deems worked 6 1/3 innings giving up three runs on 10 hits. She walked two and struck out four. Caroline MacAusland (6-3) came on in relief and worked 2/3 inning to earn her sixth win of the season.

The Lady Flames will play their final home game of the season on Tuesday when they host Georgia Gwinnett College. First pitch of the non-conference contest is scheduled for a 3 p.m.