Softball Sweeps Double Header vs. Averett, 9-0, 6-3

Softball Sweeps Double Header vs. Averett, 9-0, 6-3

Game 1:

Lynchburg 9, Averett 0 (5 Innings)

Game 2:

Lynchburg 6, Averett 3 

Location: Lynchburg, Va. (Aubrey Moon Jr. Field)

Records: Lynchburg (8-2), Averett (6-8)

Around the Horn

Lynchburg Hornet pitchers: junior Conner English, freshman Stephanie Hogan, sophomore Taylor Belknap held the Cougars of Averett to one in the first game. The second game was exciting when the Hornets unleashed a grand slam off the bat of sophomore Taylor Mabry, followed by two solo homeruns from senior Logan Walker and freshman Kelsey Kinnamon.

Game 1 Breakdown

- The Hornets bats were buzzing with nine hits leading to nine runs through four innings

- Sophomore Mackenzie Chitwood blasted a three-run homerun to straightaway center in the bottom of the second to give Lynchburg a commanding 5-0 lead

- Off a sac fly from Mabry, freshman Kayla Hugate and senior Skylar Dickens crossed home plate to make it 7-0 in favor of the Hornets

- In the bottom of the fourth inning to finish the scoring for Lynchburg, sophomore Brittany Coffey hit a two run double to make it 9-0

-The game ended after 5 innings because the mercy rule took in effect after Lynchburg went up 9-0

Game 2 Breakdown

- The Hornets were down 3-0 after three innings

- Lynchburg was held to just two hits before entering the bottom of the sixth

- The Hornets got the bases loaded for Mabry who stepped up to the plate and crushed the ball over the left field fence for a grand slam, with this the Hornets took a 4-3 lead

- Then later that inning Walker and Kinnamon hit back to back homeruns off of Cougar pitcher Kaitlyn Aherron

- With those three homeruns, the Hornets took a 6-3 lead and Mabry came out to pitch a scoreless top of the seventh to secure victory for Lynchburg and improved her record to (4-0)

On Deck

Lynchburg has eight days to prepare for a doubleheader against New Paltz St. at Salisbury, Md.  

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