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Young Harris drops doubleheader against Lander

Photo courtesy of Ellie Bridge / YHC Athletics

By: Madison Urquiola

Assistant Sports Information Director

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. | The Young Harris College softball team dropped two to Lander University Saturday (April 23) afternoon at Doug Spears Field.

The Mountain Lions lost game one 6-5, and game two 7-1. Young Harris fell to 22-18 overall and 13-10 in the Peach Belt Conference, while Lander improved to 33-12 and 14-7.

YHC returns to action Saturday (April 30) with a 11 a.m. doubleheader against Valdosta State University at the YHC Softball Field.



  • The Mountain Lions got ahead 1-0 in the third off Shea Bayreuther's double to right field that scored Kenzie Chappell.

  • Lander answered with two runs in bottom of the third, and three in the fifth to take a 5-1 lead.

  • YHC put up four in the sixth to tie the game at 5. Amber Divine drew a bases loaded hit by pitch to give YHC its first run and three runners scored on a Lander error off the bat of Erin Chambliss.

  • Lander got the go-ahead run to win the game off a single up the middle.

  • Bayreuther and Morgan Curley led Young Harris with two hits apiece, while Chappell, Ashley Autuori, Jess Jaruszewski, and Jillian Vitamanti each connected on one.

  • Jill Dixon (6-8) recorded the loss for YHC.


  • Chappell led with three hits, while Bayreuther, Curley, and Erin Chambliss recorded one hit each.

  • The Mountain Lions scored its lone run of the night in the fifth after Curley singled up the middle.

  • Kylie Ferguson (9-6) recorded the loss in the circle.

  • Dixon pitched five innings of relief.

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