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The Lipscomb Lady Bisons won a pair of softball games Saturday in the Courtyard by Marriott-Brentwood Purple and Gold Challenge. They defeated Akron 3-2 and Dayton 3-0.
There have been revisions, rescheduling and restructuring but despite all these issues a modified version of the Purple and Gold Challenge hosted by the Lipscomb Lady Bisons softball team will be held this weekend. The new lineup of participating teams features Akron, Dayton and Western Kentucky.
The Purple and Gold Challenge softball tournament has made several changes as the result of weather conditions. The tournament, sponsored by Courtyard by Marriott-Brentwood and hosted by the Lipscomb Lady Bisons, has lost two teams – Drake and Central Michigan. Western Kentucky will fill one of those spots.
The softball version of the "Battle of the Boulevard" has taken a detour due to weather conditions. Wednesday's game between Lipscomb and Belmont at Draper Diamond at Smith Stadium has been canceled and will be played in April.
The Lipscomb softball team closed out the Easton Bama Bash tournament with a 6-1 loss to host No. 3 Alabama Sunday afternoon at Rhoads Stadium. Senior Brianne Welch was named to the all-tournament team after batting a team-leading .333 and a .400 on-base percentage in the tournament.