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Lady Bisons fall to St. Louis in "Magic City Classic"
Bridgette Begle
Bridgette Begle

Sunday, February 27, 2011

The Lipscomb Lady Bisons closed out the “Magic City Classic” hosted by UAB with a 3-1 loss to St. Louis Sunday afternoon.

Following the conclusion of the game Sunday, junior Whitney Kiihnl was named the Most Valuable Pitcher of the Magic City Classic Tournament while Vanessa Medina earned All-Tournament team honors as well.

J.J. Nelson went the distance for the Lady Bisons. She gave up three runs, two earned, on four hits. She walked two and struck out four.

St. Louis scored two runs the second inning and one in the third.

The Lady Bisons scored their lone run in the third. Bridgette Begle led off the inning with a single t o center. She moved to second on a sacrifice bunt by Mackenzie Tucker. Begle scored when Breanna Thurman slammed a double.

The Lady Bisons will make their home debut for the 2011 season this weekend when they host the Lady Bison Classic at Draper Diamond.

Butler, Appalachian State and Eastern Illinois will play in the tournament March 4-6.

All-Tournament Team: Meagan Dixon, Alabama State Stephanie Maday, Eastern Illinois Larkyn Wood, Eastern Kentucky Shyenne Hussey, Eastern Kentucky Kristen Felker, Indiana State Vanessa Medina, Lipscomb Stephanie Dameron, Radford Lakan Smith, Samford Elizabeth Arana, Stephen F. Austin Hannah Huebbe, St. Louis Jessica Buschjost, St. Louis Caley Walden, UAB

MVP Player: Kayla Orr, UAB
MVP Pitcher: Whitney Kiihnl, Lipscomb