Western Carolina University beat the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga 11-2 and 6-2 in Southern Conference softball Saturday at Frost Stadium.
Hunter Gibbons was 4-for-4 with an RBI double and a three-run home run and Madison Armstong was 3-for-3 with a two-run homer and three runs scored in the first game for WCU (10-20, 2-6), and Shaina Reed was 2-for-4 with a two-run homer and two runs. Halie Williamson was 2-for-3 with a two-run single for UTC (11-27, 1-7).
The Catamounts jumped to a 6-0 lead in the first inning of game two on two-run homers by Erica Hayes and Gibbons and a two-run double by Abigail Daniels. Emma Sturdivant was 1-for-1 with a two-run single in the sixth for the Mocs, while Amanda Beltran was 2-for-3 and Hayleigh Weissenbach was 2-for-4 and scored a run.
- Lee 8-8, Union (Tenn.) 0-0: At Cleveland, Leigh Beatenbough pitched a two-hitter with six strikeouts and Taylor Moran followed with a three-hitter and nine strikeouts in the Lady Flames' Gulf South Conference sweep. Moran also had the sixth-inning hit that ended each game early. Courtney Crawford was 5-for-8 and scored five runs in the doubleheader.
Beatenbough and Kayla Louie each was 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run and Moran and Abby McKinney each had two RBIs in the first game for Lee (28-11, 15-8). Stevie Baird was 1-for-2 with a home run and three RBIs in the second game, when Brooklynn Frazier was 2-for-3 with a triple and three RBIs, McKinney was 3-for-4 and Zoe Miller was 2-for-3. Kayla Louie and Baird raised their season stolen-base totals to 16 and 15.
- Chattanooga State 6-1, Columbia State 0-2: At Chattanooga State, Kaleigh Wynne pitched and hit the nationally 11th-ranked Lady Tigers to their 20th TCCAA win, but then they couldn't solve a slow pitcher and fell to 20-2, 30-6 overall.
Wynne struck out nine batters and had a three-run homer and another RBI in the win, and Lillie McCrary was 1-for-1 with an RBI in that game and tripled and scored in the loss. Abbey White was the losing pitcher despite a four-hitter.
The teams did not play as scheduled Friday but will meet again today, starting at noon.
- Huntingdon 1, Covenant 0: At Montgomery, Ala., the host Hawks ended the Lady Scots' season in the eighth inning of game three in the USA South best-of-three first-round series.
Carsyn Stone allowed only four hits in 7 1/3 innings for Covenant (22-17). The fourth was a leadoff double by winning pitcher Raina Lanier in the bottom of the eighth. She went to third on a wild pitch and Stone walked two batters intentionally before Maggie Porter's sacrifice fly ended the game. Lanier was 2-for-3 and struck out 10 batters.
One of five players with one hit in defeat, Jordan Brett ended her Covenant career with a school-record 189.
- St. Andrews 5-1, Bryan 3-2: At Dayton, the Lady Lions salvaged a split in the home doubleheader and now are 16-18 overall and 10-4 in the AAC.
Courtney Petty pitched a five-hitter with nine strikeouts in Bryan's win, when Becca Zimmerman and Aubrie Osborne had the RBIs. Hannah O'Shields homered in the loss.
Sewanee wins in lacrosse
The Sewanee women's lacrosse team romped to a 20-0 win Saturday at Millsaps with four goals from Catherine Crigler, three plus two assists from Kelly Thomsen, three goals also from Molly Elkins and two goals and an assist from Alden Woolford.
Mary Kate Myers also scored two and Grace Zechman had a goal and three assists for the Tigers (11-3), who outshot the Majors 36-6 — 27-2 in the first half.
The Sewanee men ruined Berry's senior day with an 11-8 SAA win over the Vikings on Saturday. Peter Brown had two goals and an assist and Hayden Hunt also scored twice for the Tigers (6-5, 4-0), while Thomas Lynde had a goal and two assists and Selby Austin made 14 saves.
For Berry (9-4, 4-2), McKinley Gannon and Chris Berchock scored two goals each and Quentin Johnson had a goal and three assists.