BRISTOL, TENN. - The King College Tornado took two games from the Lees-McRae College women's softball team Monday, 4-1 and 8-3.
King improved to 4-0 on the young season and Lees-McRae slipped to 6-8. It was the first sweep for King in the last five doubleheaders against Lees-McRae.
Danielle Zimmerman tossed her second and third complete games of 2010. She struck out nine, scattered four hits and walked three in the first contest. In the nightcap, Zimmerman recorded a dozen strikeouts as she allowed three runs, one earned, on five hits.
Stephanie Mueller put King in front of game one thanks to her solo home run with two outs in the opening inning. She went onto end the doubleheader 5-for-7. Mueller was 3-for-3 in the first game and 2-for-4 in the second.
The home team added two fourth-inning runs on back-to-back groundouts for insurance. Christy Kooch and Emilee Edelman had the RBIs. Mueller and Aubree Hutt scored the runs.
Edelman crossed home in the sixth after Shauna Haga singled deep in the hole on the left side of the infield.
Veronica Ollier scored on a long single by Kim Coley in the fifth for Lees-McRae's first run.
The Lady Tornado went 5-for-10 with two outs in the game.
Emily Bennett added a 2-for-3 effort in the opener.
Magen West tossed six innings and suffered the loss. She allowed four runs on nine hits.
The second game got started with another first inning home run. This time Haga delivered the pitch over the left-center fence.
Lees-McRae capitalized on three walks and an error for three second inning runs.
A two out RBI single from Edelman in the third brought King within a run. Mueller scored from second on the ball to left field.
Mackenzie Draine put King back in front 4-3 with her two run home run in the fourth inning. Mueller delivered a two-run single up the middle and a sac fly from Edelman provided a larger cushion for the Lady Tornado.
Haga had a 2-for-4 game at the plate to end the night.
Paige Coleman was 2-for-3 for Lees-McRae.
Katie Alexander had six innings of work as she allowed eight runs, six earned, on 10 hits. She struck out one and walked another Lady Tornado.