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Junior 3rd baseman Lea Kitrell had 3 hits on Friday
Junior 3rd baseman Lea Kitrell had 3 hits on Friday
Softball - Fri, Apr. 11, 2014

The 10th-ranked Spring Hill College softball team swept a conference doubleheader from the Southern Wesleyan University Lady Warriors by the scores of 9-1 and 6-2 on Friday afternoon at Murray Field.

In the first game, Badger ace Caroline Sagrera (22-4) struck out 10 Warriors and scattered three hits with a walk over five innings as the Badgers won 9-1 in a Mercy Rule shortened contest.

Spring Hill was nursing a 3-1 advantage until the bottom of the 4th inning when they exploded for six runs off five hits highlighted by right fielder Taylor Lahasky's two-out, three-run double to the wall in left-centerfield.

Jenn Jacob fell to 6-8 with the loss for SWU with 10 hits allowed, four walks and two strikeouts.

The Lady Warriors (17-18, 6-10 SSAC East) grabbed a 1-0 lead in 1st inning of the second game off an infield error and a wild pitch by the Badgers, but Spring Hill rallied to score three runs in the 3rd inning off back-to-back triples by third baseman Lea Kittrell and shortstop Shea Blanchard that were followed by a double down the right field line by catcher Sam Leach.

Spring Hill picked up an RBI-single by Lahasky in the 5th inning and Leach walked in a 6th-inng run and that was followed by an RBI-grounder by senior second baseman Raleigh Downs.

Sagrera again went the distance in the nightcap with 11 strikeouts, a walk and just three hits allowed. Allison Parker (5-5) took the loss with 12 hits given up to go with four walks and a strikeout.

At the plate, seven Badger enjoyed multiple-hit afternoons paced by left fielder Jenna Charnock with five hits and an RBI, Blanchard with four hits and two RBI, and Kittrell with three hits and three RBI. The Warriors' short stop Allison Barbee and third baseman Lizzie Fela each had a pair of hits on the day.

Spring Hill (26-7, 11-3 SSAC West) remains at home on Saturday in a conference doubleheader against the 20th-ranked Brenau University Golden Tigers (24-8, 9-7 SSAC East) at Murray Field beginning at 12 p.m.