March 14, 2006
The Lady Bisons battled hard on Tuesdsay, March 14, but dropped both games of the double-header to the Lady Tigers.
The pitching on both sides was dominant as both starting pitchers took a shut-out into extra innings. Junior Sara Meek received the loss in game one despite striking out eight batters. In eight innings, Meek gave up two runs, none of which were earned, on four hits.
The Lady Tigers took the lead in the top of the eighth on an error by the left-fielder Falon Catalano. Another run would cross the plate for Memphis in the inning giving the Lady Tigers a 2-0 lead.
The Lady Bisons tried to battle back in the bottom of the inning. A sacrifice fly by Leigh Little brought the Lady Bisons to within one, but the Lady Tigers held on for the win.
In game two, sophomore Allison Tyree got the start for the Lipscomb. The Lady Bisons wasted no time getting on the board. Leigh Little led off the bottom of the first with an infield single. With one out, Julia Davidson reached on an error by the shortstop, advancing Little to second. Heather Collins followed with an RBI single to right, scoring Little, giving the Lady Bisons a 1-0 lead. Lipscomb would stretch the lead to 2-0 on an RBI fielder's choice by Jessica Wilson.
Tyree held the Lady Tigers scoreless for the first three innings, but Memphis finally broke through in the fourth. Three runs crossed the plate, giving the Lady Tigers a 3-2 lead they would not relinquish.
Memphis stretched their lead to 6-2 with two more runs in the fifth and one in the seventh.
The Lady Bisons rallied to 6-5 in the seventh, but fell one run shy. Collins hit a two-run single in the inning and Alysha Forsythe added an RBI single to complete the scoring for Lipscomb.
Tyree received the loss for the Lady Bisons. In four innings she gave up four runs, three earned, on three hits.
The Lady Bisons return to action on Thursday, March 16, at 1 p.m.