Photo Courtesy of Jacob Turner
GAFFNEY, S.C. – The Lees-McRae College softball team dropped a pair of games at Limestone Wednesday afternoon in Gaffney, South Carolina. LMC fell in game one by a score of 11-3 in six innings before Limestone edged the Bobcats in game two, 2-1. The losses move LMC's record to 13-19 overall and 8-4 in conference action.
Game One Recap – Limestone struck for seven runs in the bottom half of the first inning and it never looked back on its way to an 11-3 victory over the Bobcats. LMC, which accounted for five hits in game one, were led by the duo of Caitlyn Ray and Katie Robinson. Ray went 2-for-3 with a double, while Robinson connected on her fourth home run of the spring on her way to a 2-for-3 day as well with a pair of runs scored.
In the circle, Cassidy Largen took the loss after tossing one-and-one-third inning. Largen allowed five runs on three hits, and was bitten by her control as she walked five Limestone hitters. Gabrielle Moyer also pitched in game one for the Bobcats. Moyer threw four innings allowing six runs (four earned) on nine hits during her outing.
Game Two Recap – The backend of Wednesday's doubleheader was ruled from the circle. Limestone's Josie Weber and LMC's Kara Cunningham traded zeroes back-and-forth until the fourth inning when both teams got a run in their respective half innings. Unfortunately for Bobcat fans, the Saints scratched across a run in the sixth to edge Lees-McRae, 2-1.
LMC totaled just two hits in the day's second game, and they were both singles. Noel Cassidy drove in the team's lone run of the contest with a single in the fourth. That single plated Sarah Beth Thomas, who notched the team's other hit. Additionally, Thomas also swiped a pair of bases to bring her season total to eight, which leads the team.
Cunningham ended up taking the loss in game two for the Bobcats moving her record to 13-9 on the season. Cunningham pitched six innings, allowed two runs on three hits and struck out six during her start against the Saints.
Next Up – Lees-McRae will be back in action Saturday when it hosts Erskine at the LMC Softball Field. First pitch between the Bobcats and Flying Fleet is set for 1 p.m.