By Josiah Newport
The Lady Lions softball team has started the season 4-4, after sweeping Bluefield College (Va.), splitting series with Martin Methodist College (Pulaski, Tenn.) and Tennessee Temple (Chattanooga, Tenn.), and losing to Lee University (Cleveland, Tenn.).
Martin Methodist proved to be tough opponents as they stole one game from the Lady Lions in their double header. Martin Methodist beat the Lady Lions in game one 9-3, but the Lady Lions came back in game two and edged Martin Methodist by a score of 9-6 before the game was called due to darkness after five innings. Martin Methodist were receiving top 25 votes.
In game two against Martin Methodist, Heather Daniel had a 2-run homerun and finished with 3 RBIs, 2 hits, and 1 run scored.
After losing two tough games to Lee University (#11 in NAIA Top 25) on Friday, by scores of 8-3 and 1-0 (5), the Lady Lions bounced back to put up 17 runs in two games against the Lady Rams of Bluefield College on Saturday. The Lady Lions only allowed one run by the Lady Rams.
The Lady Lions are again at home this Friday and Saturday as they face Asbury University (Wilmore, Ky.) at 2 p.m. on Friday and Hiwassee College (Monroe, Tenn.) at 2 p.m. on Saturday.