Softball slugs Sunday, running win streak to six

Mackenzie Chitwood gets ready to hit. Text: Mackenzie Chitwood, 4-9, 2B, 2 HR, 4 RBI.

Rocky Mount, N.C. -- Lynchburg College's softball team ran its season-opening win streak to six games with Sunday wins over Wilson and North Carolina Wesleyan on the final day of the Grand Slam Triangle Classic.

Sophomore infielder Sarah Commons (Glen Allen, Va.) led the red-hot Hornets offense with six hits on the day, while senior center fielder Skylar Dickens (Virginia Beach, Va.) added five hits, and junior first baseman Mackenzie Chitwood (Ferrum, Va.) chipped in four, including a pair of solo homers.

Freshman left fielder Jordyne Vance (Lynchburg, Va.) drove in five runs to cap off a breakout weekend in which she collected eight hits, homered twice, and drove in seven runs.

Sophomore right-hander Alex Cisar (Sykesville, Md.) and freshman reliever Kayley Cox (Yorktown, Va.) earned the wins in the circle for Lynchburg.

 

THE RUNDOWN

Game 1 Final: Lynchburg 8, Wilson 2

Game 2 Final: Lynchburg 13, N.C. Wesleyan 4 (6 inn.)

Records: Lynchburg 6-0, Wilson 1-2, N.C. Wesleyan 6-4

Venue: Edge Field, North Carolina Wesleyan College, Rocky Mount, N.C.

 

HOW IT HAPPENED

Game 1

  • Lynchburg earned an early lead thanks to a first-inning solo shot from Chitwood over the left-field fence, and Commons delivered an RBI single later in the frame for a 2-0 advantage.

  • Wilson halved the lead in the third inning, but the Hornets jumped on Phoenix pitching for six runs over the next three frames to put the game out of reach. Vance hit her second home run in as many days in the bottom of the third, while Chitwood homered again in the following inning, and Commons also delivered an RBI double in the fourth.

Game 2

  • The Hornets also took control early in the afternoon win over the host Battlin' Bishops thanks to a two-run double by senior second baseman Leslie Bourgeois (Bealeton, Va.) and another two-run knock from Vance for a four-run first inning.

  • North Carolina Wesleyan tied the game with a run in the second and three in the third, and the game remained knotted, 4-4, for the next three innings. Cox entered in relief in the third inning and got out of a jam. The freshman righty finished with 3 2/3 scoreless innings pitched, allowing just one hit and striking out four.

  • Lynchburg's offense woke up again in the sixth, exploding for nine runs. Bourgeois got the scoring started in the big inning with an RBI double, and Chitwood ended the game with a two-run double to center that invoked the eight-run mercy rule.

 

LOOKING AHEAD

The Hornets will take the week off before hitting the road on Saturday, March 3 for a doubleheader at Mary Washington. The twinbill is set for a 1 p.m. start.

--LC--

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Tue Sep 17
at Tom Kinder Memorial, Lakeview GC, Harrisonburg, Va. -- Day 2
Wed Sep 18
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Averett
Wed Sep 18
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Chris. Newport
Fri Sep 20
at ITA Southeast Regional Championship, University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, Va. -- Day 1
Sat Sep 21
at ITA Southeast Regional Championship, University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, Va. -- Day 2
Sat Sep 21
1:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Catholic
Sat Sep 21
2:00 PM
Southern Virginia
vs. Lynchburg
Sat Sep 21
2:00 PM
Mary Washington
vs. Lynchburg
Parents Weekend
Sat Sep 21
4:00 PM
Mary Baldwin
vs. Lynchburg
Sun Sep 22
at ITA Southeast Regional Championship, University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, Va. -- Day 3
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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
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
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
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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
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