Gainesville, Ga. – The Bryan College Lions Softball moved their overall record to 2-2 as they traveled to Brenau University on Wednesday and split in their first road games of the year. After dropping a low-scoring 1-0 game to the Tigers in game one, who are receiving votes in the NAIA Top-25 poll, the Lions ended the day on top as they rallied for a 6-5 victory in extras of game two. The loss for Brenau was only their second of the season as they sit at 7-2.
All it took in game one was a score by the Tigers in the bottom of the first inning, while Kathleen Daniel held the Lions to three hits and no runs.
The rest of the offense by both teams was saved for game two as Bryan took an early lead by posting four runs in the top of the second. In the third, Brenau responded with four runs to level the score, 4-4. The Lions clawed their way to a 5-4 lead in the fourth, but the Tigers provided an answer in the bottom of the fifth frame when they evened the contest 5-5. It wasn't until the ninth that Bryan produced a lone run that proved good enough to seal a 6-5 win over Brenau.
The Lion's Courtney Petty (FR/Lebanon, Tenn.) earned her first win of the year after six innings of work inside the circle. Along the way she struck-out five and walked none.
Bryan continues their challenging February this week with six contests in the inaugural NAIA Softball Southeastern Challenge, which begins at 11am Thursday, Feb. 16, and ends with the last games on Saturday, Feb. 18, at 5:30pm.
All games on Field 1 will be streamed live via the Sand Shark Gameday Network at uscbathletics.com/live. All games on Field 2 will be broadcast via Facebook Live on the USCB Sand Sharks Facebook page.
Reinhardt (H) vs. Lindsey Wilson
Bryan (H) vs. Campbellsville
Reinhardt vs. Campbellsville (H)
Bryan vs. Lindsey Wilson (H)
USCB vs. Faulkner (H)
Thomas vs. William Carey (H)
USCB (H) vs. William Carey
Thomas (H) vs. Faulkner
Bryan (H) vs. William Carey
Reinhardt (H) vs. Faulkner
USCB vs. Lindsey Wilson (H)
Bryan vs. Faulkner (H)
Thomas vs. Campbellsville (H)
Reinhardt vs. William Carey (H)
USCB (H) vs. Campbellsville
Thomas (H) vs. Lindsey Wilson
Faulkner (H) vs. Lindsey Wilson
William Carey (H) vs. Campbellsville
William Carey vs. Lindsey Wilson (H)
Faulkner vs. Campbellsville (H)
USCB vs. Reinhardt (H)
Bryan (H) vs. Thomas
USCB (H) vs. Bryan
Reinhardt vs. Thomas (H)