FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. - Magen West picked up to wins in the in 13 innings of scoreless softball in the circle for the Lees-McRae College Lady Bobcats women's softball team as they defeated Fayetteville State 3-0 in the first game and 6-3 in the second game to open their season with a double-header sweep.
West went the distance in the first game recording six strikeouts and only allowing four hits. In the second game, West came in relief in the third inning recording six strikeouts and allowing three hits and no walks.
In the first game, Paula Fryar started the inning off with a walk, then stole second, reached third on an pass ball and scored on a pass ball to give the Lady Bobcats a 1-0 lead.
Lees-McRae notched two insurance runs in the fifth inning when Nicole Salado started the inning off with a double. After a walk of Veronica Ollier, Ashley Benfield doubled scoring Salado and Ollier.
Oiller, Benfield and Salado were all 1-for-3 for the Lady Bobcats.
In the second game, Lees-McRae got on the scoreboard first in the first inning on a two-RBI fielder's choice by Anna Carter. Ollier, who had walked, and Fryar, who had singled, scored on the play.
However, Fayetteville would notch a run in the bottom of the first and score two in the bottom of the second to take a 3-2, but Lees-McRae would tie the game third inning when Paige Coleman drew a walk and stole second only to score on back-to-back pass balls.
Neither team could score a run over the remaining innings in regulation sending the game to the top of the eighth, where the Lady Bobcats notched three runs, one earned two unearned, for the win. To set the inning up, Anna Carter was put on second to start the inning due to the international tiebreaker rules and Kierstie Moon led off the inning with a walk. Nicole Baxter followed with a ball to right that was booted by the right fielder allowing Carter and Moon to score. Baxter would score on wild pitch to seal the win.
Ollier and Fryar where 1-for-3 apeice at the plate for the Lady Bobcats in the game.
With the win, Lees-McRae starts the season off 2-0, and will return to the diamond February 14th at Milligan College.