Softball Sweeps Double Header at Shenandoah

Softball Sweeps Double Header at Shenandoah

Game 1:

 Lynchburg 9, Shenandoah 1

Game 2:

Lynchburg 3, Shenandoah 1

Location: Winchester, Va. (Henkel-Harris)

Records: Lynchburg 24-8 (9-3 ODAC), Shenandoah 9-19 (4-10 ODAC)

Around the Horn

The Hornets traveled to Shenandoah University Wednesday night for a double header where they swept Shenandoah 9-1 and 3-1.

Game 1 Breakdown

- In the second inning, senior Jessica Murphy was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to score Sarah Commons

- Freshman Kayla Hugate reached on a fielder's choice to score senior Kayla St. John after a fielding error to make it 2-0

- Junior Skylar Dickens reached on another fielder's choice and another Shenandoah error allowed senior Lauren Smith to score to give Lynchburg a 3-0 lead

- Shenandoah would add a run in the second inning off a triple to make it 3-1

- After four scoreless innings from junior starting pitcher Conner English, the Hornets would add six runs in the seventh inning to give Lynchburg a 9-1 victory

- Dickens would finish the game with two RBIs

- Commons added two RBIs

- English would pitch a complete game, only allowing three hits and striking out 10 Shenandoah batters

Game 2 Breakdown

- Shenandoah would strike first in the opening inning to go up 1-0

- In the fourth inning, sophomore Brittany Coffey singled to left field to score Dickens

- Commons would add a single to score junior MacKenzie Mount to give Lynchburg a 2-1 lead

- The following inning, Lynchburg would add an insurance run off a Mount single that scored Dickens

- Freshman Stephanie Hogan would earn her eight win of the season after pitching a complete game while only allowing one run

On Deck

Next up for the Lynchburg Hornets will be a doubleheader on Moon Field vs. Randolph-Macon for Military Appreciation Day on Saturday April 8th. The first game is set to start at 1:30 p.m.

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