GREENWOOD, S.C. – The King University softball team dropped a pair of contests on Saturday as the Lander Tournament concluded. King fell to Carson-Newman University 9-0 before dropping and extra innings affair to Concord University 4-1.
FINAL SCORE: Carson-Newman 9, King 0; Concord 4, King 1 (F/8)
LOCATION: Doug Spears Field; Greenwood, S.C.
RECORDS: King 2-4; Carson-Newman 4-1; Concord 3-1
- Sydney Bailey led the King offense with two hits on the day.
- Azlee Sells ripped her first home run of the season.
GAME HIGHLIGHTS – CARSON-NEWNAN
- Abby Fiessinger put Carson-Newman ahead with a home run in the bottom of the first inning.
- The Eagles the plated seven runs in the second inning, four on a home run from Shannon Smith.
- King threatened in the third with hits from Bailey and Danielle Parks. However, both runners were stranded.
- Carson-Newman added a run in the fourth to take the game 9-0.
Winning Pitcher: Morgen Backer-Celis (2-0) 5.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 SO
Losing Pitcher: Casey Gilbert (2-1) 2.0 IP, 6 H, 8 R, 6 ER, 1 BB, 3 SO
FOR THE FOES
- Smith drove in four while KaraLynn Levi posted two hits for the Eagles.
GAME HIGHLIGHTS - CONCORD
- Concord nearly scored in the second inning, but the Tornado defense came up with a pair of outs following a double. King cut down one runner at third and the other at home.
- Sells gave King the lead in the third with a home run.
- However, the Mountain Lions came back with a run on a Darby Fitzpatrick double in the top of the fourth.
- The score remained the same as the Tornado tried to win the game in the seventh inning.
- Bailey came up with a one-out single and a two-out Bailey Deason single put two runners on.
- However, Cartney Schoolcraft got out of the jam for Concord.
- The Mountain Lions took the lead in the eighth on a Sarah Thompson double.
- Concord added two more runs to take the contest 4-1 as the Tornado went down in order in the bottom of the inning.
Winning Pitcher: Cartney Schoolcraft (1-0) 8.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 11 SO
Losing Pitcher: Emma Hughes (0-2) 8.0 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 SO
FOR THE FOES
- Fitzpatrick posted two hits and drove in one.
- King travels to take on Queens University on Wednesday. First pitch is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. in Charlotte, N.C.