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Hornet softball unable to cool off Southern Vermont bats in doubleheader losses

Hornet softball unable to cool off Southern Vermont bats in doubleheader losses

Queensbury, VT - The Northen Vermont University-Lyndon softball team hosted Southern Vermont College in a doubleheader at the Adirondack Sports Complex on Friday afternoon.  Lyndon was unable to keep Southern Vermont's bats in check as the Mountaineers pounded out 33 runs and 33 hits on the day and came away with wins by scores of 15-6 and 18-4.  The Hornets are winless in four game on the young season.  The doubleheader opened Southern Vermont's season.

Game 1 - Southern ermont 15, NVU-Lyndon 6

The Mountaineers' Brandi Johnson led a potent attack, delivering three hits, driving in two runs, and scoring three times.  Tessa Sheades also produced three hits and scored three runs.  Emma Corey (Concord, VT) had three hits and score three runs for the Hornets, while Cassandra Black (Tolland, CT) had a pair of hits including a lead off homer in the fourth inning.

McKenzie Ebert went the distance in the circle for Southern Vermont, earning the win.  She allowed two earned runs on seven hits and struck out eight without walking a batter.  Corey started and took the loss for Lyndon.  She allowed two earned runs on four hits in 1.2 innings before being relieved by Amber Roberts (Berlin, NH)

Game 2 - Southern Vermont 18, Lyndon 4

Southern Vermont jumped on Lyndon with three runs in the top of the first inning, then broke the game open with a nine-run third.  Michaela Kelly scored three times and belted out three hits including an inside the park home run.  Sheades also had three hits and drove in three runs, while Ebert had a pair of hits and also drove in three.  Alexis Britch (Essex Junction, VT), Madeline DeGroot (Canton, ME), Emma Moore (Hillsborough, NH), and Black all had two hits for the Hornets.

Julia Whipople picked up the complete game victory for the Mountaineers while allowing nine hits and striking out eight.  Roberts started and took the loss for Lyndon, going four innings before giving way to Corey.

The Hornets are off until Sunday, March 17th, when they travel to Massachusetts Maritime Academy for an afternoon doubleheader.  First pitch is slated for 2:00 pm.