Augusta, GA- Paine College Lady Lions softball team defeated Morris College, 13-5 and 9-4 at Lucy C. Laney High School softball stadium on March 24.
This win gives the Lady Lions (3-11; 1-9 SIAC) their first double-header win for the 2011 season.
In game one, the Lady Lions went scoreless in inning one, but scored runs in each of the remaining five innings before the game was ended due to the Lady Lions being ahead by eight runs in the bottom of the sixth inning.
Jasmine Faulkner put up the first run for the Lady Lions on a double and RBI by Latoya Harris (pictured).
The Lady Lions continued to score each inning, with the most runs (6) scored in the sixth inning. In the sixth inning, Stephanie Golden singled, and stole two bases. Fernisha McMillian, Alexandria Taylor, and Janae’Kearse were all walked, and the each recorded stolen bases in this inning. Simone Kennedy doubled with an RBI and then Faulkner tripled with two RBI’s to give the Lady Lions an eight point lead to wrap up the scoring for the game with two outs, and no runners left on base.
Lady Lions Pitcher Simone Kennedy pitched six innings, gave up nine hits, recorded no walks, and six strike outs.
In game two, the Lady Lions officially played only three innings, and were leading 9-4, when the Head Coach from Morris called the game due to an injury, and not enough players to complete the game.
The Lady Lions will return to action and SIAC conference play Saturday, March 26, 2011 as they face Albany State University in a double-header and then Fort Valley State University, on Sunday in a double-header.