Photo Courtesy of Sammy Croft
HARTSVILLE, S.C. – The Lees-McRae College softball team picked up a split in its two games on the final day of the Coker College Spring Tournament on Sunday. LMC cruised to a 10-2 victory in six innings over Fairmont State before falling in nine innings to Charleston by a score of 4-3. The results Sunday put Lees-McRae's record at 4-12 on the season.
Fairmont State Recap – The Bobcats came out swinging their bats well in their first game of the day against Fairmont State. Lees-McRae scored a season-high 10 runs on 10 hits on its way to a 10-2 win over the Fighting Falcons in six innings.
Seven of the nine hitters in the starting lineup posted at least one hit in the victory. Noel Cassidy, Kirsten Doss and Katie Robinson all had two hits each. Cassidy went 2-for-4 with two RBI, Doss posted a 2-for-3 day with three runs scored and Robinson drove in three runs on a 2-for-3 outing at the plate.
In the circle, Kara Cunningham picked up her fourth win of the season for LMC. Cunningham threw all six innings for Lees-McRae allowing two runs on six hits on the day.
Charleston Recap – In their second game of the day, the Bobcats had to rally not only once but twice in their game against Charleston. Even with the pair of exciting rallies, the Bobcats ended up falling to the Golden Eagles in nine innings, 4-3.
First, LMC scored a run in the bottom of the seventh to tie the score at two to force extra frames. Charleston scored one in the top of the eighth before the Bobcats answered in the bottom half to force the game to a ninth inning. Unfortunately for LMC, the Bobcats couldn't get the key hit with a runner at third base with one out after the Golden Eagles scored one in the top half of the ninth to force yet another extra frame.
Caitlyn Ray paced all Bobcat hitters in game two of the day going 3-for-5 with two runs scored and a RBI. Cunningham, who also took the loss in the circle for LMC, also posted a two-hit day going 2-for-4 with a stolen base.
Next Up – Lees-McRae is scheduled to open its home schedule next Friday when it hosts Mars Hill in a double header. First pitch for that twin bill is slated for 1 p.m.