Softball sweeps Eastern Mennonite on the road

Leslie Bourgeois gets in fielding position.

Harrisonburg, Va. -- The Lynchburg College softball team was able to take both games of Sunday's Old Dominion Athletic Conference doubleheader at Eastern Mennonite by scores of 5-4 and 6-4.

Senior second baseman Leslie Bourgeois (Bealeton, Va.) accounted for four hits, three runs and three RBI to lead the Hornets. She did most of her damage in the second game of the double-dip, in which she went 4-for-4 with a three-run home run.

Sophomore pitcher Alex Cisar (Sykesville, Md.) recorded both a win and a save during her two appearances. Cisar totaled 7 ⅔ innings of work, striking out four batters and giving up five earned runs.

THE RUNDOWN

Game 1 Final: Lynchburg 5, Eastern Mennonite 4

Game 2 Final: Lynchburg 6, Eastern Mennonite 4

Records: Lynchburg (21-9, 7-5 ODAC), Eastern Mennonite (15-11, 3-7 ODAC)

Venue: Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, Va.

 

HOW IT HAPPENED

Game 1

- The Hornets scored the first five runs of the game as junior catcher Brittany Coffey (Manassas, Va.) hit a two-run to center field to give the Hornets a 5-0 lead in the top of the fourth.

- Eastern Mennonite would go on to score the next four runs of the contest, including a two-run double from pitcher Kelsi Martin, which cut the Lynchburg lead to 5-3.

- Freshman pitcher Kayley Cox (Yorktown, Va.) obtained her first save of the season as she pitched a clean ⅔ inning to preserve the lead. Cisar earned the win in the circle, her seventh of the season.

Game 2

- Lynchburg jumped out to an early 2-0 lead when freshman utility player Jordyne Vance (Lynchburg, Va.) capped of the top of the second inning with a run-scoring double.

- Eastern Mennonite responded in a big way as starting pitcher Alia Miller scorched a two-run double to left field that tied the game at 2-2.

- Bourgeois capped off her big day with a two-run home run to left field that gave the Hornets a 5-2 lead in the top of the fifth inning.

- Cisar was able to pick up her first save of the season as she pitched three innings of two-run softball to preserve the Sunday sweep for the Hornets.

 

LOOKING AHEAD

Lynchburg will play host to ODAC opponent Roanoke Maroons on Saturday, April 14 with the first pitch scheduled for 1:30 p.m. This date with their rivals will also mark CODE RED and Military Appreciation Day for the Hornets.

--LC--