February 21, 2010

West’s Arm and Salado’s Bat Lead Lady Bobcats in Doubleheader Sweep

RALEIGH, N.C. - The Lees-McRae College women's softball team took a double-header sweep, 4-1 and 3-0, over Meredith College Sunday afternoon in nonconference games behind the arm of Magen West who pitched 14 innings and earned two wins.

The Lady Bobcats improve to 4-4 overall and earned their second double-header sweep of the season.

In the first game, West went seven innings and allowed only one run to earn the win for Lees-McRae.

The Lady Bobcats struck first in the top of the first when Ashley Benfield walked and scored on a single to center off the bat of Paige Coleman, however Meredith would answer in the bottom of the first with a run on a single stolen base, sac bunt and a groundout to second.

In the second, Anna Carter would walk and scored the game-winning run when Benfield drew a bases loaded walk. Nicole Baxter and Nicole Salado single to set up the Benfield walk.

Lees-McRae would score two more runs, one in the fourth off another bases loaded walk and one fifth when Coleman doubled and scored on a West single, to win 4-1.

Coleman led the Lady Bobcats offensively with two hits in four at bats and an RBI. Salado was 1-for-2 with an RBI.

In game two, West again the distance this time not yielding a run and recording three strikeouts.

For the second straight game the Lady Bobcats scored in the first inning. This time Veronica Ollier walked, stole second and third and scored on Kim Coley sacrifice fly.

Lees-McRae would score their second run in the fifth inning when Salado single to right and scored on a Coley single to center.

The final run of the game came in the seventh inning when Salado tripled and scored on another Coley single to give the game the final of 3-0.

Salado led the Lady Bobcats by going 2-for-3 with two runs scored. Coley was also 2-for-3 with three RBI. Carter had two hits in three trips to plate, as well for the Lady Bobcats.

Lees-McRae's next game will come Wednesday on the road at Milligan at 2 p.m.

Game one box

Game two box