Lady Lions sweep Harris Stowe; move to 12-2 in AMC
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Harris-Stowe State University
(RV)Freed-Hardeman

Lady Lions sweep Harris Stowe; move to 12-2 in AMC

Fri, Apr. 7, 2017 - [Softball]

Matt Barker, Sports Information Director

HENDERSON, Tenn. - The Freed-Hardeman Lady Lion softball team picked up a pair of wins over Harris Stowe State University Friday and it only took five innings to do it, as they rolled to a 10-1 victory in the opening game followed by an 11-1 win in the nightcap.

Makenzie Prince (6-2) picked up the win in the opening game after working three innings and allowing just two hits while striking out three. Hannah Wright provided two solid innings of relief for FHU and fanned three batters of her own to secure the win.

The Lady Lions (14-7, 12-2 AMC) pounded out nine hits in the opening game, led by Jenna Graham who went 3-for-3 at the plate and pounded out four RBI. In addition to her impressive play in the circle, Makenzie Prince also found success at the plate, as she went 2-for-2 on the day with four RBI of her own in the win.

FHU needed just three good innings to take care of things for good in the opening game, as two runs crossed the plate in the first inning followed by two consecutive four-run innnings in the second and third to keep things out of reach of the Hornets (1-13, 0-10 AMC).

The Lady Lions continued to roll in the nightcap, as they pounded out 10 hits, courtesy of solid hitting from Morgan Warren, who went 2-for-3 and pounded out two RBI. Hannah Wright also contributed two RBI of her own after belting a double while Caitlyn Carter and Annaka Baxter both recorded triples in the contest.

Mallory Spurlock (5-2) picked up the win in the nightcap after working three scoreless innings and allowing no hits and striking out five. Abbi Gooch provided two solid innings of relief and allowed just two hits while striking out five of her own.

The Lady Lions relied on two solid innings to take the game over, as they pushed six runs across in the bottom of the second inning and four more in the bottom of the fourth to take care of the Hornets in five innings in the 11-1 victory.

With the sweep, the Lady Lions improve to 14-7 on the season and 12-2 in conference play. With the double header loss, the Hornets fall to 1-13 on the season and 0-10 in AMC play.

UP NEXT: The Lady Lions are back in action Saturday, as they host Missouri Baptist University for a double header set for 12:00 PM at Morgan Stadium. Saturday also serves as Senior Day for Jenna Graham, the lone senior on the Lady Lions roster. Senior Day activities will be held between the first and second game of the double header and will begin roughly around 2:00 PM.