Sophomore fans 16 in Lady Flames win
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SAVANNAH, Ga. — Angie Hughes started the 2014 campaign off in style for the Lee softball team, firing a complete game no-hitter to lead the Lady Flames past Tusculum College 2-0 on Sunday morning in the Armstrong Atlantic Tournament.

Hughes struck out 16 Pioneer batters in dominating from start to finish inside the circle for coach Emily Russell. The hard-throwing righty recorded her first no-hitter last season as a freshmen in a 6-0 victory over Blue Mountain College on March 8, 2013.

Ana Coscorrosa provided the offensive punch for the Lady Flames. Coscorrosa drove in the speedy Laurel Allen in the first inning to put Lee on the board 1-0. The senior then drilled a solo homer in the fifth inning to give the Lady Flames an insurance run. The Venezuela native is picking up where she left off last season, when she hit .464 with eight home runs.

“I was pleased with our kids today. We played well even though we had a rearranged schedule and little field time this week,” said Russell. “Most importantly, we got to see some things we need to work on.”

The Lady Flames (1-0) were originally scheduled to play four games in the two-day weekend tournament, but rain in Southern Georgia cancelled the other three contests. Tusculum (0-1) was also playing in its first game of the year after capturing the South Atlantic Conference Championship last season.

Lee will stay on the road and head to St. Petersburg, Fla., to take part in the Eckerd College Tournament, Friday through Sunday. The Lady Flames will play five games as a part of the three-day even. Lee will open up with Saint Leo University (Fla.) on Friday at 4:30 p.m.