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LW softball splits with Cincinnati Christian 19 Apr 2017

Game 1: LWC 5, Cincinnati Christian 0. Game 2: LWC 4. Christian 7
Next: LWC Blue Raider Softball hosts Bryan (TN) at 2pmCT, Friday, April 21, 2017, at Marilyn D. Sparks Park, 928 Russell Road, Columbia, KY. LWC Senior Day.

By Anthony Latessa

NEWPORT, KY - (Wed 19 Apr 2017) The No. 6-ranked Lindsey Wilson softball team split a doubleheader on Wednesday at Cincinnati Christian (Ohio).

The Blue Raiders (36-9) took game one 5-0 and dropped game two to the Eagles (13-11) 7-4. Lindsey Wilson hit four home runs on the day. Samantha Luckett drove in six runs on the day and hit two home runs.

Game 1 - Lindsey Wilson 5, Cincinnati Christian 0
The Blue Raiders struck first in the first inning scoring three runs. After Callum Pilgrim reached on a single and Foukes was walked, Luckett hit a three-run home run giving Lindsey Wilson a 3-0 lead.

In the second inning, Cassie Kooker drove in Bailey Mize with a single to right field increasing the Blue Raider lead to 4-0. The Eagles stranded the bases loaded in their half of the second. With the bases loaded and two outs, Casey Bryan recorded a strikeout to end the Cincinnati Christian scoring threat. Amber Foukes hit a leadoff solo home run in the third inning to give Lindsey Wilson a 5-0 lead.

Bryan improved to 20-4 on the season pitching her 18th complete game of the season and recording her seventh shutout. She allowed eight hits while striking out nine.

The Eagles scored six runs on seven hits and one Lindsey Wilson error in the third inning. Alexis Rouse drove in the first run of the inning on a single to left field. Aleesha Rodriguez came around to score on a wild throw to increase the Cincinnati Christian lead to 2-0. Bailey Blair hit a two-run home run increasing the lead to 4-0. The Eagles added two more runs in the inning to make it 6-0.

Kooker led off the fifth inning with a double to deep-left field. After Foukes was walked, Luckett hit a three-run home run to trim the deficit to 6-3. Morgan Grose drove in a run in the bottom of the fifth to make it 7-3. Lauren Lett hit a solo home run in the sixth to cut the lead to 7-4.

Taylor Slade (9-3) picked up the loss allowing five earned runs on nine hits in two innings of work. Abby Whelan pitched four innings of relief allowing two earned runs on three hits and striking out two.

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