Softball falls to South Alabama 3-2 in Mardi Gras Invite
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Softball falls to South Alabama 3-2 in Mardi Gras Invite
The Lady Bisons softball team dropped their last game of the Mardi Gras Invitational in Mobile, Ala. with a score of 3-2 Sunday to the tournament's host, the University of South Alabama.

It was a game of numbers, with the only one that mattered, the score, being in favor of South Alabama.

Lipscomb had nine hits to South Alabama's four. The Bisons committed only one error with USA making two. Lipscomb's pitchers stuck our nine with South Alabama's pitchers sitting down only five. But as Coach Kristin Ryman has always told her team, it's the attention to details.

"It's a tough loss to take," said Ryman. "But it's early in the season. The thing to that is frustrating is on paper, we should have won. Their few hits were big hits and our two erroes were costly. Take everything else out and we win that game."

Senior Alaina Jacobson started on the mound and went three innings for the Bisons. She gave up four hits and three runs, two were earned. She stuck out two.

Sophomore Whitney Kiihnl came in for Lipscomb in the fourth inning, striking out seven and leaving USA unable to get a hit.

Lipscomb got their first run of the game in the third inning when Lauren Dortwegt hit an infield single to lead off. Courtney Billington moved Dortwegt over with a sac bunt and then Christen Campbell singled to bring Dortwegt around.

Lipscomb would not strike again until the seventh inning when Billington doubled and Kellie Sirus hit a single up the middle to bring her around.

Unfortunately for Lipscomb, it would not be enough and they lost for the first time this season, bringing their record to 2-1 overall.

"We definitely got off to a good start," said Ryman. "We saw things we will continue to focus on. The game today really showed us the little things that come up in a game. We came on strong late, but they got the hits that mattered.

"I still feel very confident in our team and where we are now."

The Lady Bisons are scheduled to play at home Tuesday, but it may be rescheduled due to weather.