Emmanuel College Sports Information Department
FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. - Softball loses to conference team Belmont Abbey College at home Tuesday night. Emmanuel dropped the opener 16-6 and falling in the second game 5-2.
In game one, both teams got on the score board early both scoring 1 run to complete the first inning. One of the Lions sophmores, Brittany Abbott, led off the inning with a walk and following her was Samantha Ely who drew another walk. In the cleanup spot, Bethany Campbell, had a peppered hit over the third baseman's head to put the runners into scoring position. With bases loaded, Jordan Williams hit a bloop to left field to bring in Abbott for the Lions first run. The Lady Lions were able to get a head start scoring in the bottom of the second making the score 2-1. Runs followed for the Lions in the bottoms of the 4th scoring 3 runs. Unfortunately, the Crusaders had other plans and in the top of the 5th the score was 12-6. Emmanuel was not able to score again and the game ended 16-6.
In game two, the pitcher for Emmanuel, Hannah Perry was able to keep Belmont Abbey off balance only allowing them to have 6 hits going into the 5th inning. The Crusaders had an early start of runs, making it 2-0 by hitting 3 base hits. Belmont Abbey's 2nd batter, Mackenzie Dziendziez, hit a shot over the left-center fence making the score 3-0 Crusaders. Emmanuel got on the board when Kalen Callaway hit a base hit. Following her lead was Brittany Abbott who also got a base hit, putting Callaway in scoring position. Third in the batter's line up was Samantha Ely who hit a double scoring Callaway.
In the top of the 7th, the Crusaders came out with 4 base hits which sent 2 of their runners safe at home. Emmanuel's lead off, Kalen Callaway, did her part keeping the Lions alive by hitting a homerun and bringing in another run for the Lions. Unfortunately they were not able to score again that night and the final score was Crusaders 5, Emmanuel 2.
The Emmanuel Lions next game will be after Easter... an away game against Truett-McConnell at 2:00 and 4:00pm. Wish your Lady Lions Good Luck!