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2014 Softball News

April 26, 2014
LMC Softball Drops 5-1 Decision to Limestone at Conference Carolinas Softball Tournament
BURLINGTON, N.C. --- Lees-McRae senior Jessica Smith capped off her career with a two-hit performance while No. 8 LMC fell victim to No. 1 Limestone, 5-1, in the Conference Carolinas Softball Tournament Saturday afternoon at Springwood Park in Burlington, N.C.

April 25, 2014
Lagle, Stallings Power LMC to Split on Day One of Conference Carolinas Softball Tournament
BURLINGTON, N.C. --- Lees-McRae freshman Sarah Stallings and sophomore Sadie Lagle turned in multi-hit games in the opener of the Conference Carolinas Softball Tournament, but LMC fell 3-1 to No. 1 Limestone, but bounced back and survived a late scare to boot No. 3 North Greenville with a 4-3 victory on Friday at Springwood Park in Burlington, N.C.

April 13, 2014
Softball Drops Two to Limestone
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- The Lees-McRae softball team wasn’t able to get its offense going in game one while it fell 3-0 before a pitcher’s duel turned into a slugfest in game two while LMC dropped a 5-2 decision against Limestone in Conference Carolinas play at LMC Softball Field Sunday afternoon in Banner Elk, N.C.

April 12, 2014
Barton Plays Spoiler on Softball Senior Day
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Lees-McRae sophomore Sadie Lagle continued her torrid 2014 season with a RBI double in game one, but LMC fell 3-1 to Barton and suffered a 3-0 loss in game two Saturday afternoon at LMC Softball Field on Senior Day in Banner Elk, N.C.

April 10, 2014
Freshman Duo Impresses; LMC Drops Pair at Erskine
DUE WEST, S.C. --- Sophomore Sadie Lagle drove in LMC’s lone run in game one while Lees-McRae fell 5-1 before freshman Sarah Stallings walloped three hits and swiped a bag in game two in a heartbreaking 7-6 loss in nine innings at Huggins Field Thursday afternoon in Due West, S.C.

April 6, 2014
Billings, Sheppard Lights Out in Shutouts of Belmont Abbey
BANNER ELK, N.C. ---Lees-McRae freshman Taylor Billings scored a run and tossed a complete game shutout in game one in a 2-0 win against Belmont Abbey before freshman teammate Celeste Sheppard went 2-for-3 from the dish and threw a four-hit shutout in game two while LMC claimed a 3-0 victory Sunday afternoon at LMC Softball Field in Banner Elk, N.C.

April 2, 2014
Long Ball Cripples Bobcats in Twin Bill
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- The Lees-McRae softball team saw Hollie Crickenberger and Celeste Sheppard produce multi-hits in game two, but LMC fell in game one 11-1, before its late rally came up short in a 7-3 loss in game two to Mars Hill in nonconference play Wednesday afternoon at LMC Softball Field.

March 30, 2014
LMC Softball Drops Two at King
BRISTOL, Tenn. --- Lees-McRae sophomore Sadie Lagle went 4-for-6 with three RBI in two games, but LMC dropped a doubleheader to King by identical 10-2 scores while both games lasted six innings in Conference Carolinas action Sunday afternoon at King Softball Field in Bristol, Tenn.

March 22, 2014
Fowler, Dutton Ignite LMC to Split at Pfeiffer
MISENHEIMER, N.C. --- Lees-McRae sophomore Kendall Fowler went 5-for-6 and freshman Charlie Dutton tossed 3.2 scoreless innings while LMC split a Conference Carolinas doubleheader, 1-4 and 5-4, at Pfeiffer Saturday afternoon in Misenheimer, N.C.

March 20, 2014
Hickey, Billings Propel Bobcats to Split Against Millersville
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Lees-McRae freshman Valerie Hickey notched two singles in a five-run fifth of game two while LMC earned a split against Millersville, 0-10 and 6-3, in nonconference softball action Thursday afternoon at LMC Softball Field in Banner Elk, N.C.

March 19, 2014
Strong Pitching Baffles Bobcats
ATHENS, W. Va. --- The Lees-McRae softball team ran into some tough pitching while dropping a doubleheader at Concord, 6-0 and 1-0, Wednesday afternoon at Concord Softball Field in Athens, W. Va.

March 15, 2014
Caldwell Tops LMC in Rebel Spring Games Finale, 9-1
KISSIMMEE, Fla. --- The Lees-McRae softball team jumped out a lead in the third inning, but was unable to sustain the lead in a 9-1 loss to Caldwell College to conclude the Rebel Spring Games in Kissimmee, Fla. Saturday morning.

March 10, 2014
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.

March 1, 2014
Bobcats Downed in Doubleheader at North Greenville
TIGERVILLE, S.C. --- The Lees-McRae softball team dropped a pair of games at North Greenville, 14-0, 2-0, in Conference Carolinas play Saturday afternoon at Pepsi Field in Tigerville, S.C.

February 26, 2014
Bobcats Bounced by Bears in Twin Bill
HICKORY, N.C. --- Freshman Sarah Beth Ashley crushed her first collegiate home run of her career in game two, but LMC fell 7-0 and 7-2 to Lenoir-Rhyne in nonconference action Wednesday afternoon at Bears Field in Hickory, N.C.

February 22, 2014
Lagle Leads Bobcats to Trio of Wins at Shaw Classic
RALEIGH, N.C. --- Lees-McRae sophomore Sadie Lagle mashed out six hits while LMC went a perfect 3-0 at the Shaw Classic at Walnut Creek Complex in Raleigh, N.C. over the weekend.

February 18, 2014
LMC Softball Swept at Tusculum
GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- The Lees-McRae softball team dropped a pair of games at Tusculum, 1-0, 8-0, in nonconference action Tuesday afternoon at Red Edmonds Field in Greeneville, Tenn.

February 8, 2014
Bobcat Rallies Fall Short at Brevard in Doubleheader
BREVARD, N.C. --- Lees-McRae freshman Celeste Sheppard scorched a game-tying RBI single in the top of the sixth of game, but Brevard College responded while sweeping LMC in a doubleheader, 5-2 and 3-2, Saturday afternoon in nonconference action at Brevard Softball Field in Brevard, N.C.

February 6, 2014
Bobcat Softball Falls in Twin Bill at Carson-Newman
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. --- The Lees-McRae softball team dropped a pair of decisions at Carson-Newman in nonconference action, 8-0 and 4-0, Thursday afternoon at The Vick in Jefferson City, Tenn.

February 2, 2014
Bobcats Swept in Doubleheader at No. 20 Anderson
ANDERSON, S.C. --- The Lees-McRae softball team dropped a pair of shutout decisions in a nonconference battle against No. 20 Anderson, 8-0 and 10-0, Sunday afternoon at Smethers Field in Anderson, S.C.

February 1, 2014
LMC Drops Pair at Newberry in Softball Action
NEWBERRY, S.C. --- The Lees-McRae softball team fell victim to a big inning in each game of its doubleheader while falling 11-1 and 10-2 to Newberry Saturday afternoon at Smith Road Complex in Newberry, S.C.