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Mountain Lions drop two against No. 10 Blazers


Photo courtesy of Taylor Thomas / YHC Athletics

By Madison Urquiola

Assistant Director of Athletics for External Operations


YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. | The Young Harris College softball team dropped two games against No. 10 Valdosta State University Saturday (April 30) afternoon at the YHC Softball Field.


YHC lost game one 4-1, and game two 7-3.


Young Harris fell to 22-20, while Valdosta State improved to 33-9. The Mountain Lions return to action Friday (May 6) in the first round of the Peach Belt Conference Tournament in Greenwood, South Carolina.


INSIDE THE BOXSCORE:


GAME 1

  • Young Harris totaled three hits. Amber Divine led with two and Trinity Aycock had one.

  • Valdosta State got ahead 3-0 in the first inning. The Blazers added another run in the fourth to take a 4-0 lead.

  • The Mountain Lions added its lone run of the game in the sixth off a Aycock single to right field.

  • Kylie Ferguson (9-7) took the loss for YHC. Ferguson held the Blazers offense to six hits, two earned runs, and struck out five.

GAME 2

  • Valdosta State scored two in the first.

  • Divine and Aycock hit back-to-back singles and Ashley Autuori drove in two with a homer to center field - her eighth of the season - to give YHC a 3-2 advantage.

  • The Blazers added two runs in the fifth and three in the sixth to earn the victory.

  • Young Harris totaled seven hits. Aycock led with two, while Divine, Autuori, Grace Young, Shea Bayreuther, and Erin Chambliss each had one.

  • Brookelyn Sweeney (2-2) recorded the loss for YHC.

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