Flying Fleet Zip Past Lady Bobcats

DUE WEST, S.C. - The Lees-McRae College Lady Bobcats (19-17, 7-9) got swept by the Erskine College Flying Fleet (21-17, 8-6), 2-1 and 9-1, in Conference Carolinas softball action Saturday afternoon.


Game one turned into a pitching duel with Amanda Dodson in the circle for the Lady Bobcats. Dodson recorded seven strikeouts in six innings of work while only walking two batters in the losing effort.

Lees-McRae got on the scoreboard first when Anna Carter blasted a solo homerun in the fourth inning, but Erskine tied the game in the bottom of the fifth inning with an RBI single.

Erskine scored the game winner in the bottom of the sixth on an RBI double to secure the 2-1 win.

Nicole Baxter was the only other Lady Bobcat with a hit in the game.

In game two, Erskine jumped out to a 4-0 lead with four runs in the first inning. The highlights of the inning was a two RBI double and a solo homerun.

Lees-McRae cut the lead in the third inning when Ashley Benfield reached on an error and scored on a Meagen Knowles double.

But, the Flying Fleet responded with two more runs in the bottom of the third and capped off the game with three runs in the bottom of the six to earn the 9-1 win.

Knowles, Paula Fryar and Magen West were the only Lady Bobcats with hits.

The Lady Bobcats will host Queens April 13th at 2:00 p.m. for their next doubleheader

Game one box score

Game two box score

Pictured: Anna Carter