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Concord Softball Falls in Doubleheader at Carson-Newman

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The Concord University softball team took two losses Saturday afternoon at Carson-Newman College 7-3, 9-1. Concord was led on the day by freshman catcher Alyssa Morris, who went 3-for-5 with one run scored and one RBI.

Senior outfielder Becca Gleason had a hit and drove in a run in each game while sophomore pitcher / outfielder Lacey McDougall also tallied one hit in both games while also scoring twice.

The Mountain Lions' record drops to 5-8 overall on the season while the Eagles improve to 12-2.

Concord struck first in game one when McDougall nailed a double to lead off the second inning before being driven home by a Morris single to centerfield to take an early 1-0 lead.

In the circle, McDougall shut Carson-Newman down for the first three innings until the Eagles plated four runs in the fourth inning off of Sara Kelley's two out grand slam.

The Mountain Lions added its second run in the sixth when sophomore Hayley Wade doubled to left-center before scoring by way of a Gleason single to make it a 4-2 game. However, any thoughts of a comeback were put to rest when Carson-Newman scored three more runs in sixth inning.

Morris scored on a Carson-Newman error in the seventh, but Eagle pitcher Katie Sims was able work out of a bases-loaded jam to earn the 7-3 victory.

Wade was 2-for-2 with one run scored and two walks in game one. Morris also came away with two hits, including one RBI. Lacey McDougall fell to 4-4 on the season after giving up all seven runs over six innings.

Concord put itself on the board first once again in game two thanks to a Gleason single that scored McDougall, who hit a two-out double to reach base. Carson-Newman responded to Concord's run with five of its own in the bottom of the first inning.

The Mountain Lions were held hitless after their the first inning while the Eagles scored four more runs in the fourth en route to the 9-1 five-inning win.

Junior pitcher Rachael Mack (1-4) allowed 11 hits and nine runs 3.1 innings in the loss.

Concord will look to bounce back with a strong showing at the National Collegiate Sports Invitational March 11-15 in Myrtle Beach, S.C.