- Michael MacEachern
Young Harris, Emmanuel split doubleheader
Young Harris College and Emmanuel (Ga.) College split a non-conference doubleheader Wednesday (March 1) afternoon at the YHC Softball Field,
The Mountain Lions won the opener 8-2 before the Lions held off YHC in the nightcap 6-5. YHC improved to 7-12, while the Lions fell to 8-10. Young Harris will host Flagler College in a 1 p.m. Peach Belt Conference doubleheader Saturday (March 4).
INSIDE THE BOXSCORE:
Kylie Ferguson (3-5) recorded the complete-game win in the circle for the Mountain Lions. She allowed just five hits and one earned run. She struck out six while walking no one.
Seven of the eight runs the Mountain Lions scored were unearned as YHC took advantage of five Emmanuel errors.
YHC opened up a 5-0 lead in the second. Hannah Rizzuto, Erin Chambliss and Grace Young each drove in a run with a single.
The Mountain Lions added a run in the fifth as Shea Bayreuther had a RBI double to left-center field.
Bayreuther and Young each had two hits as YHC had eight in the game.
After Emmanuel took a 4-0 lead in the second, the Mountain Lions used a four-run fourth inning to knot the game at 4. Rizzuto had a two-run single to center field before Amber Divine stroked a two-run single to left.
The Lions pushed across two runs in the top of the fifth before YHC got a run back on a Hannah Carey home run to center field. It was her sixth of the season.
Seven different Mountain Lions had a hit in the nightcap.
Teresa Dixon (2-2) took the loss in relief for YHC.