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Saturday, April 10, 2010The Lipscomb Lady Bisons bounced back from their first Atlantic Sun loss Friday night to beat Kennesaw State 6-1 in the first game of a doubleheader Saturday afternoon, but lost game two 5-3 as they closed out their Georgia trip.
The Lady Bisons also split a pair of games Friday at Mercer. The Lady Bisons are 33-9, 10-2 in the A-Sun.
“We faced two of the more competitive teams in the league who are going to be in that mix to be in the top six for the tournament,” Lady Bisons coach Kristin Ryman said. “There is never a break in our conference.”
In game one Kellie Sirus led the Lady Bisons with three runs batted in. She drove in Lauren Dortwegt with a single down the left field line in the first inning. In the seventh Sirus slammed a two-run home run to left center, bringing home Abby Keese who reached base when she was hit by a pitch.
Keese also hit a home run to left center. That round-tripper in the third inning scored Mackenzie Tucker who had reached base on a walk.
Whitney Kiihnl pitched a complete game for the Lady Bisons. She gave up three hits, walked two and struck out eight. In game two the Lady Bisons were shut down until the seventh inning when they scored three runs.
Christen Campbell, 8-4, started for the Lady Bisons. She pitched one inning, giving up three hits and three runs, all earned. She did not walk a batter and struck out one.
Alaina Jacobson relieved Campbell. In 3.1 innings she scattered five hits and allowed two runs, both earned. She walked two, but did not record a strikeout.
Kiihnl closed out the game, shutting down Kennesaw State for 1.2 innings. She gave up one hit.
Caroline Mason led the Lady Bisons in hits with two. Mollie Mitchell posted two runs batted in. Mason has been sidelined for several games.
“Caroline had the ability, especially from a hitting standpoint, to come in and compete right away. She has a lot of power. She played right and left as a freshman. But she has such a strong arm we thought what an asset she would be in right field.
“She has all talent in the world from a hitting standpoint. She does some great things, but she is still working on finding her consistency. “
Written by Mark McGee, Senior Publisher/Director of Media Relations.