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#18 Elizabeth Aguilar with the tag at second.
#18 Elizabeth Aguilar with the tag at second.

DUNCAN, S.C. - The Converse Softball team dropped a non-conference doubleheader against nationally ranked Lenoir-Rhyne, 12-0 and 13-0 (5) on Wednesday afternoon at  Tyger River Park.

THE BASICS

FINAL | Game One: Converse 0, Lenoir-Rhyne 12 | Game Two: Converse 0, Lenoir-Rhyne 13 (5)

LOCATION | Duncan, S.C. (Tyger River Park)

RECORDS | Converse 0-4, Lenoir-Rhyne 8-2

INSIDE THE BOXSCORE

Converse was unable to get the bats rolling in the first game of the twinbill.  The Valkyries picked up three hits in game two.

Marissa Steadman recorded an extra-base hit while Hannah Boring and Elizabeth Aguilar notched singles.

HOW IT HAPPENED

Game One:

Lenoir-Rhyne tallied a run in the first and two in the second to take an early 3-0 lead.

The Converse defense was able to hold the Bears off the scoreboard in the third and the fourth.  The Bears were threatening in the fourth until Anna Bennett threw out a runner trying to swipe second with Elizabeth Aguilar making the tough tag.

Marissa Steadman continued to settle in within the circle allowing another run in the fifth inning.  Anna Bennett was the lone base runner for the Valkyries in the bottom half of the fifth after being hit by a pitch.

In the top of the sixth inning, L-R touched up Steadman for three runs off four hits.  The Bears added five runs in the seventh to take the contest 12-0.

Game Two:

Lenoir-Rhyne continued to hit in the night cap taking a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning on three hits.

Converse started a rally in the bottom of the inning when Marissa Steadman doubled to left field.  Steadman advanced to third on a passed ball.  Elizabeth Augilar looped a hit over third base and took second keeping Steadman at third.

Mariah Blackmon reached base on a dribbler to the circle to load the bases with one out.  The Valkyries were unable to scratch across a run after a strikeout and a grounder.

The Bears used a Valkyrie miscue early in the second inning to post 10 runs to take an 11-0 lead.

Pitcher Hannah Boring settled in during the third and fourth innings allowing only three hits and no runs.

Hannah Boring singled in the bottom of the fourth inning but was stranded on base.

L-R scored on a two-run homer in the top of the fifth to lead 13-0.

UP NEXT

The Valkyries continues their homestand on Saturday, February 18 when Converse takes on Coker at Tyger River Park Championship Stadium for a non-conference doubleheader starting at 1pm.