Central, S.C. – The Warriors fell short in double-header action on Friday night against the Young Harris Mountain Lions in final scores of 6-0 and 7-1.
Four Warriors posted a hit in the loss. Becca White contributed with a sacrifice bunt. Seven ladies were left on base in the loss to the Mountain Lions. Lucy Wolff pitched the whole game for the Warriors, allowing six runs and 10 hits.
Five Warriors posted a hit in the second game of the afternoon. Kali Berrigan led the Warriors in runs, giving the Warriors their only run of the night and Lexi Thompson led in the team RBI's with the only one of the night. Senior Lizzie Fela stole a base for the Warriors. Starting Pitcher Hunter Hoskins went six innings and allowed 12 hits in the game.
Final Game One: Young Harris 6, Southern Wesleyan 0
Final Game Two: Young Harris 7, Southern Wesleyan 1
Record: Southern Wesleyan (1-7 / CC 0-0), Young Harris (6-0)
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How It Happened
The Warriors held the Mountain Lions until the 2nd inning of game one when a double from Stooksbury scored Torres and Webb to give Young Harris their first two runs of the afternoon. Lucy Wolff shut down the competition until the fifth inning with back-to-back three-up, three-down innings.
Young Harris' Davis singled to drive in Walters, and then a double by Webb allowed Botti and Davis to both cross the plate, putting them up 5-0 over Southern Wesleyan. The Warriors held them until the last inning when the Mountain Lions would get their last run and win the game 6-0.
The Mountain Lions started the afternoon strong with a single in the first to score J. Perrucci. Then a double by Harrison brought Walters across the plate and an error allowed Webb to advance to give Young Harris a 3-0 lead. They did not stop there, putting two more runs up in the 2nd inning on a triple and an error to give themselves a 5-0 lead over the Warriors.
The Warriors held the Mountain Lions scoreless in the 3rd and 4th innings. Southern Wesleyan's Kali Berrigan reached on a fielder's choice and then was advanced to second on a Maddie Ward. With runners on first and second, Lexi Thompson singled to right field to allow Berrigan to cross home plate and put the Warriors on the board behind the Mountain Lions 5-1.
The Warriors would hold the Mountain Lions until the 6th inning, allowing the last two runs of the night to cross the plate and giving Young Harris a victory with the final score of 7-1.
The Warriors will next return to Varsity Field on February 20 to take on Truett-McConnell at 4 and 6 p.m. They will then take on Mars Hill on February 25.