Bobcats Drop Four in Rebel Spring Games

KISSIMMEE, Fla. --- The Lees-McRae softball team dropped four games in the first two days of the Rebel Spring Games in Kissimmee, Fla. on Monday and Tuesday.

No. 14 Wayne State 5, LMC 0 (Monday)

Both teams failed to score any runs in the first two innings, but Wayne State plated two in the top of the third following an RBI single followed by an RBI triple.

The Bobcats (3-18) threatened in the bottom of the frame when Valerie Hickey (Umatilla, Fla.) and Sarah Stallings (Greensboro, N.C.) reached with no outs, but LMC was unable to capitalize following a groundout and consecutive flyouts.

The Warriors led off the top of the sixth with a solo blast before an RBI groundout and single pushed the score to 5-0.

LMC's Taylor Billings (Sophia, N.C.) took the loss despite allowing two earned runs in 5.2 innings of work. Stallings had the Bobcats lone hit.

Northern State 9, LMC 4 (Monday)

The Wolves scored an unearned run in the bottom of the first to take an early 1-0 advantage.  NSU plated another run in the bottom of the second following an RBI single.

The Bobcats exploded for three runs in the top of the fourth. Alison Armstrong (Bellingham, Mass.) stroked an RBI single to put LMC on the board. Coach Merritt Yackey's squad plated a pair of runs thanks to shaky defense to take a 3-2 lead.

Three consecutive base hits gave NSU the lead back when two players tapped home in the bottom of the fifth.

Kendall Fowler (Buford, Ga.) connected on an RBI single to make it a 5-4 game. However, the Wolves offense came to life with a six-hit four-run attack in the bottom of the sixth.

Fowler paced the offense with two RBI while Charlie Dutton (Monroe, Ga.) allowed three earned runs in five innings.

Indianapolis 3, LMC 2 (Tuesday)

Indianapolis stole home in the bottom of the first to jump out to a 1-0 lead.

Sadie Lagle (Harmony, N.C.) continued to have the hot hand with an RBI double, plating Hickey, who singled in the top of the third.

Both offenses went silent until the sixth when UIndy scratched across two runs thanks to consecutive Bobcat errors.

LMC wouldn't give in while loading the bases. Hickey would score on a wild pitch to make it 3-2, however the Greyhounds escaped with a groundout to end the threat and hold on for the win.

Minnesota State 9, LMC 2 (Tuesday)

Minnesota State took a 4-1 lead after two innings of play thanks to timely hitting.

A two-run blast from the Mavericks made it 6-1 after four.

Lagle produced an RBI via sacrifice fly in the bottom of the fifth, but the Mavericks responded with two more runs in the sixth to cap off the scoring.

LMC plays two more games today at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

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