Concordia College Alabama’s Autana Thomas prepares to deliver a pitch during a game in Tuesday’s doubleheader against LeMoyne-Owen College at the Selma Softball Complex. -- Robert Hudson
Concordia College Alabama’s Autana Thomas prepares to deliver a pitch during a game in Tuesday’s doubleheader against LeMoyne-Owen College at the Selma Softball Complex. -- Robert Hudson

Concordia swept by LeMoyne-Owen in doubleheader

Published 8:39pm Tuesday, March 12, 2013

The Concordia College Alabama Lady Hornets were swept in a doubleheader by the LeMoyne-Owen College Lady Magicians on Tuesday at the Selma Softball Complex.

Venecia Eaton, head softball coach of Concordia (0-8), said the Lady Hornets have got to play better as a team.

“Performance wasn’t good. We’ve got to learn how to finish,” Eaton said. “We learn how to finish, we’ll be fine. We’ve got to learn how to play with heart and play as a team.”

The Lady Magicians (6-0) won game one 13-10, and won game two 19-7.

LeMoyne-Owen jumped out to a 3-0 lead in game two, but the Lady Hornets responded early, as Autana Thomas hit a ball to short center field that allowed Tayrn Morris to score from third and make it a 3-1 game in the bottom of the first.

The Lady Hornets added another run in the inning, as Shanice Bell scored from third on a fielder’s choice play that made it a 3-2 game in the bottom of the first.

LeMoyne-Owen extended its lead to 5-2, as Sharnise Katherine and Tiereisha Hayslett each scored on passed balls in the top of the third.

The Lady Magicians tacked on one more run in the top of the third, as Malika Finnie hit the ball deep to the left field fence and doubled, driving in Ashley Attaway and making it 6-2.

Concordia closed the gap once more, as Thomas hit the ball right back at the pitcher and drove in Morris and Alex Robinson to make it a 6-4 ball game in the bottom of the third.

But the Lady Magicians opened the game up, scoring four runs in the top of the fourth to make it 10-4.

The Lady Hornets closed the gap again to three at 10-7 in the bottom of the third, as Queen Harris scored on a hit by Morgan Lee, Shaniqua Payne scored on a passed ball, and Lee scored on a fielder’s choice.

But LeMoyne-Owen put the game out of reach for good, scoring nine runs in the top of the fifth inning.

Concordia will take the field again on Saturday at the softball complex against Shaw University in a doubleheader starting at 2 p.m.

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