Sports weekend wrap-up
Following Easter break, Lee University athletics came out with a packed weekend of sport competitions. The weekend for the Flames included a bit of traveling as every athletic contest was on the road.
The Flames men's tennis team kicked off their weekend on the road against Christian Brothers University on Friday, April 10. Going into the match, the Flames had only one win for the season. However, the Flames came out with a vengeance, and won the match with a sweep of the singles and doubles. With the 5-0 victory over Christian Brothers, the Flames men's tennis team grabbed their second win of the season.
The Flames men's tennis team finished their weekend with a match against The University of Alabama in Huntsville on Saturday, April 11. Saturday gave much different results than Friday, as the Flames lost the match 1-8.
One win and one loss on the weekend gave the Flames a 2-14 season record.
The Lady Flames tennis team started their weekend on a high note playing their first match on the road against Christian Brothers University on Friday, April 10. Both the doubles and the singles swept their games as the Lady Flames defeated Christian Brothers 5-0, and picked up win number seven on the season.
The Lady Flames tennis team was unable to keep the momentum from Friday, as they lost 3-6 to the University of Alabama in Huntsville on Saturday, April 11. The loss put the Lady Flames just under .500 for the season with a record of 7-8.
The Flames baseball team had a three game weekend series against the University of North Alabama that began on Saturday, April 11.
Pitching proved to be key in game one for the Flames as senior Dustin Lawson pitched a complete game shutout. Lawson received the win after the Flames came away with a 5-0 victory.
Game two of three for the Flames against North Alabama was a nail biter. Pitching was once again key in the Flames 2-1 win as junior Trenton Hill pitched the entire seven innings and allowed only one run on his way to his sixth win on the season.
The Flames finished off the three game sweep against North Alabama winning game three with a score of 3-1. A three run homerun in the second inning by Brown was all the offense that was needed for the Flames to get the win.
With the sweep against North Alabama in the books the Flames season record is 23-15-1. The next game the Flames stay on the road for a game against Trevecca Nazarene University on Tuesday, April 14.
The Lady Flames softball team also had a three game weekend series against the University of North Alabama beginning on Saturday, April 11.
Through the first two innings in game one the Lady Flames found themselves behind North Alabama 3-0. The Lady Flames responded in the third inning with a two run homerun by junior Kaylie Drew, followed by a solo shot by NiaRaye Ceasar, to tie the game at three. North Alabama answered in the fourth inning with two runs, taking the lead once again. The Lady Flames refused to give up, and took their first lead of the game in the fifth inning on a two run homerun by Ceasar, her second homerun of the game. The back and forth game ended with a final score of 8-6, Lady Flames win.
Game two was an entirely different story for the Lady Flames. North Alabama scored early and often while the Lady Flames were held scoreless. Tying the three game series at one game each, North Alabama won game two 8-0.
The Lady Flames found their offense once again in game three as they went on a tear winning 8-1, and winning the weekend series. Junior pitcher Angie Hughes threw seven innings for the Lady Flames and did not allow any earned runs. With this win, Hughes picked up her thirteenth win of the season.
After the weekend, the Lady Flames softball season record is 28-14. The next game will be on the road against Young Harris College on Tuesday, April 14.