|March 12, 2016||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||R||H||E|
|Win: MILLER (3-0)||7.0||6||1||1||1||2|
|Loss: SANDERS (5-6)||6.0||7||4||2||2||7|
|March 12, 2016||1||2||3||4||5||R||H||E|
|Win: SHRUM (3-3)||5.0||3||0||0||0||2|
|Loss: YOUNG (4-4)||4.2||9||8||5||1||4|
HOUSTON – Two innings proved to be the downfall for the Lipscomb softball team in a doubleheader.
In the second it was the fifth and in the first game it was the fourth as Houston combined for 11 runs in the two innings.
Saturday afternoon against Houston at Cougar Stadium the Lady Bisons lost 4-1 in game one and 8-0 in game two. Sunday afternoon at noon the two teams close out the three-game series.
In the second game neither team scored a run until the bottom of the fifth. Included in the seven hits in the inning were a pair of two-run home runs, a two-RBI double and two RBI-single to right center. The game ended as the result of the run-rule.
Kelly Young, 4-4, started in the circle for Lipscomb. In 4.2 innings she gave up nine hits and eight runs, five earned. She struck out four, walked one and hit one batter.
The Lady Bisons managed three hits, all singles, by Abby Fenichel, Sarah Higgins and Khayla Green.
In game one Houston scored one run in the first, but struck for three in the fourth.
Houston scored on a passed ball in the first inning to take a quick 1-0 lead. Lipscomb pitcher Tanner Sanders kept Houston scoreless until the bottom of the fourth.
The Cougars combined for four hits in the fourth. One batter reached base after being hit by a pitch from Sanders.
Lipscomb was held scoreless until the seventh. With one out Baylee Williams reached base on a single to right center. Young singled to left center to move Williams to second. Khayla Green singled up the middle to score Williams.
With the bases loaded and two outs Brittany Elmore lined out to third base to end the inning and the game.
Six different Lipscomb batters connected for hits, all singles.
Sanders, 5-6, scattered seven hits in six innings. Three of the runs she gave up were earned. She struck out seven, walked two and hit two batters.
Lipscomb is 11-12. Houston is 11-10.
- Higgins has at least one hit in her last 10 games, the longest streak for the Lady Bisons this season.
- Fenichel has extended her hitting streak to seven games.
- Lipscomb is 1-3 all-time against Houston