The fourth-ranked Lady Flames are now 39-8 overall and 21-5 in the Southern States Athletic Conference. The Warriors fall to 23-22 on the year and 8-15 in conference play.
Lee will now gear up for another conference road test on Tuesday, when they battle the No. 18 Brenau Golden Tigers in Gainesville, Ga. First pitch is slated for 4 p.m.
MacAusland tossed seven solid innings to lead the Lee softball team past Southern Wesleyan, 5-2 in game one of Sunday’s doubleheader.
MacAusland (11-4) gave up two runs (one earned) in going the distance for the Lady Flames. The freshman gave up four hits and struck out five Warrior batters.
Ana Coscorrosa drove in two runs in the contest and finished 1-for-3. Meghan Macias continued her solid weekend from the plate with two more hits while Lexie Dean had two safeties and drove in a run to anchor Lee’s offensive attack.
Lady Flames 4,
Lady Warriors 1
Deems (7-1) picked up right where her freshman counterpart left off, tossing a complete game three-hitter to give the Lady Flames a 4-1 victory and the series sweep. The senior made the Warriors swing the bat as she peppered the strike zone and did not allow a free pass.
Dominique Hannah provided the offensive punch in game two for the Lady Flames with a 3-for-4 performance. Coscorrosa added a double and two singles while driving in two. Macias went 2-for-3 with a walk and two RBIs. Laurel Allen, Dean and Amanda Lynn each had two safeties apiece to give Lee six players in the starting lineup with mulithit efforts. The Lady Flames finished with 14 hits in the contest.
Alison Barbee was tagged with the loss for the Warriors. Barbee pitched all seven innings, giving up four runs on 14 hits. She walked two and struck out four. She also made her presence felt at the plate with a double. Haley Secrest scored the lone run for Southern Wesleyan in the bottom of the sixth inning.
split with Emmanuel
FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. — Despite pounding out 34 hits in two games the No. 4 Lee Softball team (37-8, 20-5) could only manage a doubleheader split with Southern States Athletic Conference opponent Emmanuel College (11-31, 7-18) Saturday afternoon.
Behind a dominant pitching performance by freshman Caroline MacAusland the Lady Flames rolled to a game one victory, 15-0. Lee appeared to be set for the sweep in the nightcap before the Lions rallied for six runs in their final at bat to steal the win, 12-11.
MacAusland carried a perfect game into the fifth inning and the Lee offensive provided more than enough support as the Lady Flames soundly defeated Emmanuel 15-0 in the opener.
MacAusland (10-4) worked all five innings of the run-rule victory. She gave up just one hit and struck out four.
Emmanuel’s Kalen Callaway stole MacAusland’s bid for her second perfect game of the season with a one-out single in the fifth. It wasn’t the first time the Lions struggled hitting the Lee freshman. MacAusland tossed a perfect game against the Georgia-based club as a part of an 11-0 Lady Flame victory on March 13 at Butler Field.
The Lee offensive pounded out 16 hits and scored in every inning but the second. Meghan Macias paced the Lady Flames going 3-for-4 with a double and four RBIs. The junior also scored two runs. Ana Coscorrosa also registered three hits, two of which were doubles. The Lee first baseman scored three times and drove in two. Savanna Bell tripled and drove in three. She finished 3-for-4 with two runs scored.
Haley Shinall went the distance for Emmanuel. She gave up 15 runs (13 earned) on 16 hits. She walked six and struck out one.
Lady Lions 12,
Lady Flames 11
Despite an 18-hit offensive performance, the Lady Flames could not hold on to a five run lead in the final inning as the Lions rallied late to earn the split in the nightcap, 12-11.
Angie Hughes started in the circle and worked two innings for the Lady Flames. The freshman gave up seven runs on five hits, walked four and struck out three. Katie Deems worked 4 1/3 innings of relief and was charged with three runs on five hits. MacAusland was tagged with the loss in game two. She yielded two runs on three hits in 1/3 inning of work.
The Lee offensive attack was led by freshman Amanda Lynn who finished a perfect 5-for-5 with an RBI and a two runs scored. Jennifer Ringle added two doubles and a single in her five at bats. Macias continued where she left off in game one with a double, a homer and three RBIs. Coscorrosa had a double and drove in two runs.
Madison Franklin led the offensive barrage for the Lions. Franklin doubled and homered twice, finishing with seven RBIs. Samantha Rao added two doubles and a single while Holly Springer had a multihit game with two safeties.
Cristina Insua recorded the win for the Lions. She gave up two runs on five hits in three innings of relief work.