Lady Lions Split with Talladega

Lady Lions Split with Talladega

Talladega, AL - The Emmanuel Lady Lions took on Talladega in a double header event. Top of the 2nd the Lions started off strong when Kirsten Hill doubled down the right field line and a fly out by Crystal Busbee moved her to third. Sophomore Jorden Williams then singled to left field and an error by the outfielder brought in Hill. Top of the 4th the lions started a rally again when Kirsten Hill walked and Crystal Busbee bunted to move her over and get on. Jorden Williams then walked to load the bases and Jessica Allen grounded out to 1st base to bring in both Hill and Busbee; 3-0 Lions.

 Bottom of the 4th, Talladega finally started their rally when an error and a couple of singles loaded the bases. After that a fly out to right field scored one 1 run. Another single to right field brought in two more runs to tie the score 3-3. Top of the 5th, Junior Kara Hembree responded to start a rally when she made it to first on an error and then stole second. Madison Franklin then singled to right field to bring in Hembree; 4-3 Lions. Talladega came back fighting when bottom of the 5th a double, error, and a walk loaded the bases. Coming in clutch, Talladega then took advantage of missed pitch to send one out for a grand slam; 7-4 Talladega. Unable to recover the Lady Lions fell to Talladega in the final moments 7 to 4.

Key Contributors Include: Kirsten Hill with a double and going 1-2 at the plate; Jessica Allen with a double and 2 RBIs; Jorden Williams with an RBI and going 1-2 at the plate; Kara Hembree with a stolen base. Madison Hopper also came in clutch to finish the game on the mound pitching 11 strikes of the 16 pitches she threw in 1.2 innings.

Determined not to have a repeat of game one, The Lady Lions came out strong with tight defense in game 2. Sophomore Pitcher Erin Harden rocked the mound throwing her second no hitter this season with 11 strike outs of the 24 batters she faced.

The bats finally came alive when top of the 4th Kirsten Hill singled to left field and then Jorden Williams homered to bring in 2 runs. Top of the 6th the Lady Lions came back for more when Freshman Kirsten Hill started off the inning with her first career home run as a Lady Lion. Brianna Morgan then singled to center field and a single to right field by Jorden Williams brought in Aubree Thacker who went in to run to Morgan. 4-0 Lions.

The tight defense and strong pitching would lead the Lady Lions to win the game 4-0.

Key Contributors Include: Kirsten Hill with a homer, double, and going 2-3 at the plate; Jorden Williams with a homer, 2 RBIs, and going 1-2 at the plate. Jessica Allen with an RBI. Kara Hembree also went 2-4 at the plate with 2 stolen bases. Erin Harden with a no hitter and 11 strike outs.



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