Softball wins a pair at North Carolina tournament

Jordyne Vance stands in the infield. Text: Jordyne Vance, 2 games, 6-7 HR 2R RBI

Cary, N.C. -- The Lynchburg College softball team remained unbeaten on the young season with a pair of close victories on the first day of the Grand Slam Triangle Classic.

Lynchburg opened the day with a 7-5 triumph over Maryville and turned the tables on Averett in the top of the seventh inning for a 6-5 win over Averett.

Freshman left fielder Jordyne Vance (Lynchburg, Va.) had a big day in her first two collegiate starts, going 6-for-7 with a home run and two runs scored on the day.

Senior center fielder Skylar Dickens (Virginia Beach, Va.) also had four hits over the two games, while sophomore infielder Sarah Commons (Glen Allen, Va.) delivered the walk-off hit in the nightcap.

 

THE RUNDOWN

Game 1 Final: Lynchburg 7, Maryville 5

Game 2 Final: Lynchburg 6, Averett 5

Records: Lynchburg 4-0, Maryville 5-4, Averett 1-6

Venue: Thomas Brooks Park, Cary, N.C.

 

HOW IT HAPPENED

Game 1

  • Lynchburg took a 1-0 lead in the third inning when Dickens led off with a single and scored on a sacrifice fly by Commons.

  • The Hornets broke the game open with a five-run fifth on a rally that began with a leadoff walk to junior third baseman Taylor Mabry (Bassett, Va.) and finished with a pair of two-out, RBI hits Vance and Dickens.

  • Vance added to the lead with a leadoff homer in the seventh to make it 7-1 Hornets.

  • Maryville rallied for four runs in the bottom of the frame, but senior right-hander Conner English (Altavista, Va.) preserved the lead, getting the final two outs of the game.

Game 2

  • Averett jumped on LC pitching early to the tune of two first-inning runs, but the Hornets erased the deficit in the bottom half thanks to Commons' RBI groundout and an RBI single by sophomore shortstop Kayla Hugate (Chesterfield, Va.).

  • The Cougars retook the lead in the third, but Lynchburg tied up again in the fourth thanks to an Averett error. Another Cougar miscue the following inning allowed junior first baseman Mackenzie Chitwood (Ferrum, Va.) to score, giving Lynchburg a 4-3 lead after five.

  • Averett scored twice in the sixth to take a one-run lead, but freshman hurler Kayley Cox (Yorktown, Va.) pitched out of a jam to avoid further damage and struck out the side in order in the seventh to keep LC within reach.

    Lynchburg rallied in the last frame as senior second baseman Leslie Bourgeois (Bealeton, Va.) and Commons delivered back-to-back doubles to make the Hornets walk-off winners.

 

LOOKING AHEAD

The Hornets will look to continue their season-opening win streak Sunday on Day 2 of the tournament. LC will play at North Carolina Wesleyan College in Rocky Mount, N.C., on the second day, first against Wilson at 10 a.m. and against the host Battlin' Bishops at 2 p.m.

--LC--

Sat Sep 21
at ITA Southeast Regional Championship, University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, Va. -- Day 2
Sat Sep 21
Fresno State
vs. Lynchburg
CODE RED Match
Sat Sep 21
1:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Catholic
Sat Sep 21
2:00 PM
Mary Washington
vs. Lynchburg
Parents Weekend
Sat Sep 21
2:00 PM
Southern Virginia
vs. Lynchburg
Sat Sep 21
4:00 PM
Mary Baldwin
vs. Lynchburg
Sun Sep 22
at Bridgewater Invitational, Lakeview GC, Harrisonburg, Va. -- Day 1
Sun Sep 22
at ITA Southeast Regional Championship, University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, Va. -- Day 3
Mon Sep 23
at Bridgewater Invitational, Lakeview GC, Harrisonburg, Va. -- Day 2
Mon Sep 23
at ITA Southeast Regional Championship, University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, Va. -- Day 4
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Fri Nov 08
TBA
Lynchburg
vs. TBA
@ Hood College, Frederick, Md. MMI Tip-Off Tournament
Sat Nov 09
TBA
Lynchburg
vs. TBA
@ Hood College, Frederick, Md. MMI Tip-Off Tournament
No Event
No Event
No Event
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Sun Nov 10
12:00 PM
Meredith
vs. Lynchburg
No Event
No Event
No Event
No Event
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Wed Aug 21
7:30 PM
Randolph
vs. Lynchburg
Scrimmage
Fri Aug 30
Final
4 Roanoke
1 vs. No. 22 Lynchburg
Shellenberger Classic -- Non-conference match
Sat Sep 07
Final
0 Maryville (Tenn.)
1 vs. No. 22 Lynchburg
Sun Sep 08
Final
0 Regent
10 vs. No. 22 Lynchburg
Wed Sep 11
Final
2 No. 16 Mary Washington
0 vs. Lynchburg
Fri Sep 13
Final
1 No. 13 Oglethorpe
2 vs. Lynchburg
Wed Sep 18
Final - 2OT
0 Lynchburg
0 at Chris. Newport
Sat Sep 21
1:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Catholic
Wed Sep 25
7:00 PM
Washington and Lee
vs. Lynchburg
Non-conference match
Sat Sep 28
6:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Roanoke
Wed Oct 02
4:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Bridgewater (Va.)
Non-conference match
Wed Oct 09
7:00 PM
Randolph-Macon
vs. Lynchburg
Sat Oct 12
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Hampden-Sydney
Wed Oct 16
3:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Washington and Lee
Sat Oct 19
7:30 PM
East. Mennonite
vs. Lynchburg
Homecoming
Wed Oct 23
7:00 PM
Shenandoah
vs. Lynchburg
Sat Oct 26
6:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Va. Wesleyan
Tue Oct 29
7:00 PM
Guilford
vs. Lynchburg
Senior Night
Fri Nov 01
TBA
TBA
vs. Lynchburg
ODAC Tournament -- First Round
Sun Nov 03
TBA
TBA
vs. Lynchburg
ODAC Tournament -- Quarterfinal
Sat Nov 09
TBA
TBA
vs. Lynchburg
ODAC Tournament -- Semifinal
Sun Nov 10
TBA
TBA
vs. Lynchburg
ODAC Tournament -- Championship
No Event
No Event
No Event
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Sat Aug 31
Final
2 No. 10 Johns Hopkins
0 vs. No. 20 Lynchburg
@ Salem, Va. Roanoke Invitational Soccer Showcase
Sun Sep 01
Final
2 Mt. St. Mary (N.Y.)
7 vs. No. 20 Lynchburg
@ Salem, Va. Roanoke Invitational Soccer Showcase
Sat Sep 07
Final
1 Maryville (Tenn.)
2 vs. No. 20 Lynchburg
Shellenberger Classic -- Match 1
Sun Sep 08
Final
0 Kalamazoo
3 vs. No. 20 Lynchburg
Shellenberger Classic -- Match 3
Sat Sep 14
Final - 2OT
2 No. 19 Lynchburg
3 at Emory
Sun Sep 15
Final
1 No. 19 Lynchburg
0 at Piedmont
Wed Sep 25
6:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Chris. Newport
Sat Sep 28
12:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Washington and Lee
Sat Oct 05
1:00 PM
Bridgewater (Va.)
vs. Lynchburg
Wed Oct 09
4:00 PM
Randolph
vs. Lynchburg
Sat Oct 12
4:00 PM
Lynchburg
at East. Mennonite
Tue Oct 15
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Ferrum
Wed Oct 16
4:00 PM
Sweet Briar
vs. Lynchburg
Sat Oct 19
5:00 PM
Roanoke
vs. Lynchburg
Homecoming
Wed Oct 23
4:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Randolph-Macon
Sun Oct 27
1:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Shenandoah
Wed Oct 30
6:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Guilford
Sat Nov 02
1:00 PM
Va. Wesleyan
vs. Lynchburg
Senior Night | CODE RED Match
Wed Nov 06
TBA
TBD
vs. Lynchburg
@ High Seed ODAC Tournament -- Quarterfinal
Sat Nov 09
TBA
TBD
vs. Lynchburg
@ Highest Seed ODAC Tournament -- Semifinal
Sun Nov 10
TBA
TBD
vs. Lynchburg
@ Highest Seed ODAC Tournament -- Championship
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No Event
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