Lady Lions sweep Pharmacy; move to 11-4
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Freed-Hardeman
Saint Louis College of Pharmacy

Lady Lions sweep Pharmacy; move to 11-4

Fri, Mar. 24, 2017 - [Softball]

Matt Barker, Sports Information Director

ST. LOUIS, Mo - The Freed-Hardeman Lady Lion softball team made it look easy Friday, as they picked up a pair of shutouts over St. Louis College of Pharmacy with a 9-0 victory in the opening game followed by a 13-0 win in the nightcap.

Hannah Wright (2-0) picked up the win in the opening game, as she worked a complete game and allowed just four hits while striking out four to claim her second win of the season.

The Lady Lions (11-4, 9-1 AMC) had no trouble at the plate, as they pounded out 10 hits, led by Makenzie Prince who went 1-for-4 on the day with three RBI. Hannah Wright and Kaylyn Graham also found success at the plate, as each belted out doubles in the game while Mallory Spurlock contributed a triple to keep the Lady Lions in complete control the entire game.

The Lady Lions had no trouble finding their stride in the opening game, as they pushed across one run in each of the first four innings to take a comfortable 4-0 lead. However, the Lady Lions would not be done, as they pushed across three more runs in the top of the sixth followed by two more runs in the seventh to pick up the 9-0 win.

FHU would keep things rolling in the nightcap, courtesy of solid offense and stellar pitching in the circle. Abbi Gooch (1-0) picked up the win, as she worked a complete game and recorded 12 strikeouts while allowing just one hit in her first start of the season.

Makenzie Prince led the Lady Lions at the plate, as he went 2-for-3 in the nigthcap with a double while Annaka Baxter went 1-for-3 with a double and three RBI in the win. Caitlyn Carter once again used her speed to her advantage as she pounded out an inside the park home run to ignite FHU's offense in the top of the first inning.

The Lady Lions did a majority of their damage in the early going, as eight runs crossed the plate in the top of the first inning to keep the game well out of reach of the Eutectics (2-6, 0-4 AMC) who took the 13-0 loss after five innings of play.

With the Friday sweep, the Lady Lions improve to 11-4 on the season and 9-1 in conference play. St. Louis College of Pharmacy falls to 2-6 on the season and 0-4 in AMC play with the loss.

UP NEXT: The Lady Lions continue their road schedule Saturday, as they make the trip to Belleville, Illinois to take on Lindenwood University-Belleville for a double header with the Lynx, who are currently receiving votes in the NAIA Coaches Poll. First pitch is set for 1:00 PM.