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Mountain Lions Come Up Short to Bears


Nicole Klucharich

Athletics Intern


Tuesday's double-header went in favor of the Lenoir-Rhyne Bears (Mar 12th). YHC created opportunities at the plate but left a few too many runners on base to match the LRU offense.

The Mountain Lions move to 12-10 overall, while the Bears move to 25-5 overall and are 2-0 in the SAC. YHC will head to Southern Wesleyan University this Friday (Mar 15th) to face their first Conference Carolinas opponent of the season. First pitch is scheduled for 2PM in the double-header.


INSIDE THE BOX SCORE:

Game 1:

· Young Harris fell to Lenoir-Rhyne 3-4.

· Adda Prescott started things off for the Bears in the second inning with an RBI double to left field. Lenoir-Rhyne went up 1-0.

· In a combined effort, Hannah Carey (2-3) and Gracie Hughes attacked at the plate for YHC. Carey doubled to right center and Hughes singled to right to take the lead 2-1.

· LRU loaded the bases in the fourth and was able to bring in two runs off base hits. Bears were on top 4-2.

· Hannah Rizzuto (2-3) came up big with a solo HR to right center in the Mountain Lion's half of the fourth inning. Heading into the fifth, Young Harris was down 3-4.

· Young Harris had 12 strikeouts to Lenoir-Rhyne's three.


Game 2:

· YHC fell short to LRU with a final score of 3-13.

· Young Harris went up 1-0 off a HBP with the bases loaded, but Lenoir-Rhyne quickly responded. Kaylan Brown, Julia Mardigian, and Lani Warren all contributed RBIs in the fourth. The Bears took a 5-1 lead.

· Julia Mardigian finished 2-5 at the plate with five RBIs.

· Avery Fielden made an outstanding catch in the foul territory of left field, reaching over the fence for the final out of the inning.

· Shelby Duncan and Addie Heal found success at the plate and drove in two runs for YHC in the fourth and fifth innings.

· The Bears had a very offensive seventh inning. They were able to score an impressive eight runs to extend their lead.

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