Warriors Historic Season Comes to a Close in the Championship Game

Photo by John Bolton Photography
Photo by John Bolton Photography

Burlington, SC – Southern Wesleyan fell to the Lees-McRae Bobcats in the Championship game in a 2-0 final.  At the conclusion of the game, Lexi Thompson, Delanie Laudenbacher and Ashton Martin were all named to the Conference Carolinas All-Tournament Team.

The Warriors posted four hits in the game with Delaney Byers having the lone double of the game.  Lydia Clanton, Ashton Martin and Riley Herdliska all walked during the game.  Delanie Laudenbacher pitched a complete game for the Warriors.


Game Vitals

Final: Lees-McRae 2, Southern Wesleyan 0

Records: Southern Wesleyan (22-20) Lees-McRae (21-17)


How It Happened

The first three innings of the championship game flew by as Delanie Laudenbacher and Kara Cunningham battled in a pitchers' duel.  The Bobcats struck first in the bottom of the fourth inning as Emily Merriam doubled to bring in Faith Cooke and Cunningham in to give Lees-McRae a 2-0 lead.  Southern Wesleyan challenged in the fifth and sixth innings to get several runners on the basepads, but were not able to bring a run home as Lees-McRae won the game.