Record: 23-23 Home: 11-8 Away: 10-12 Neutral: 2-3 AAC: 15-5
Photo by: Wesley Sanders
Photo by: Wesley Sanders
Game 1
Game 2
(6)Campbellsville University
Softball - Wed, Apr. 19, 2017
Final - Game 1123456RHE
Bryan (Tenn.) ( 20-19, 14-4 AAC)010000161
Campbellsville (Ky.) ( 32-11, 18-4 MSC)2040219130
Campbellsville, KY Veterans Memorial
Bryan (Tenn.)PitchingCampbellsville (Ky.)
-Winner Quint, Neely
West, SydneyLoser-
Bryan (Tenn.)Indv. StatsCampbellsville (Ky.)
#21 Hayes, KaylaDoubles 2 Players (#2,#9)
NoneTriples None
NoneHome Runs #9 Humphrey, Tori

Campbellsville, Ky. – The Bryan College Softball Team looked to carry the momentum from their seven-game win streak into Tuesday's doubleheader action at 6th ranked Mid-South Conference foe Campbellsville University, but the Tigers outmatched the Lions in two contests that were ended early via run-rule. Bryan was able to get one run on the board in the opening game to avoid the blanking as Campbellsville rallied for nine runs for a 9-1 final through six innings. The Lions doubled their performance in the second game with two runs, but the Tigers also improved as they cruised to a 10-2 win after five innings of action. Bryan dropped their overall record to 22-20, while Campbellsville moved to a notable 33-11. The Lion's schedule has been anything but a breeze as they've faced-off against eight top-10 opponents and have battled top-15 teams another seven occasions.

Bryan's six hits in the first game were collected by Kayla Hayes (FR/Dresden, Tenn.)' team-leading 2-of-3 performance at the plate, and one hit tallied by Kim Borowski (SR/Apopka, Fla.), Hannah O'Shields (SO/LaFayette, Ga.), Heidi Smith (FR/Cookeville, Tenn.), and Marissa Murray (JR/Hixson, Tenn.). Becca Zimmerman (SR/Naples, Fla.) scored the Lion's one run and was plated by Murray who registered their only RBI. Sydney West (SO/White House, Tenn.) got the loss in the circle with 5.1 innings pitched, 13 hits allowed, nine runs given up with eight being earned, and one walk.


The Tigers set the tone in the bottom of the first with two solo shots over the fence for a 2-0 advantage and never looked back. The Lion's lone run of the game came directly after in the top of the second when Zimmerman led off being hit by a pitch, advancing to second on Smith's sacrifice bunt, taking scoring position at third off Hayes' single, and then scoring when Murray drove a single to left.


Five hits helped Campbellsville with a game-sealing four runs in the bottom of the third inning. Another two runs were added in the bottom of the fifth and an additional insurance run in the bottom of the sixth was posted to take game one 9-1.


The Tigers clawed their way to runs scored in all five innings of the second contest, while the Lions capitalized late in the top of the fifth.


Bryan hit Campbellsville with a pitch, advanced on a bunt and error, and then scored off an RBI single to claim a quick 1-0 lead.


Another hit and error gave way to the Tigers going ahead 2-0 in the bottom of the second, before they exploded for five runs in the bottom of the third with the help of grand slam over the left field fence, bringing the score to 7-0.


Madison Owens (FR/Dandridge, Tenn.) relieved Payton Kneier (FR/Knoxville, Tenn.) in the bottom of the fifth, but Campbellsville's bat stayed hot with three hits in the frame for another pair of runs.


Trailing 9-0, the Lions didn't surrender the shutout as Shelby Ralston (FR/Dalton, Ga.) entered as a pinch hitter and swatted a leadoff single to center to spark Bryan's play in the top of the fifth inning. Ashley Brown (JR/Pikeville, Tenn.) stepped up to the plate and managed to reach base because of a bobbled ball, which allowed Ralston to advanced to second. Lindsey Dunn (FR/Murray County, Ga.) entered to pinch hit and showed patience as she reached on a walk. With bases loaded and two outs, Smith sent a base-hit to center that scored Ralston and Brown, closing the deficit to 9-2.


Two doubles in the bottom of fifth scored one last run for Campbellsville to end the game on a run-rule, which left the Tigers victorious 10-2.


Smith led Bryan with two RBI's after connecting on 1-of-3, and Ralston was efficient with one run scored and a 1-of-1 day at the plate. Brown scored the other run for the Lions, while Aubrie Osborne (FR/Chatsworth, Ga.) and Hayes aided with one hit apiece.


Kneier got the loss after hurling three innings and scattering five hits, seven runs with six being earned, four walks, and one strikeout. Owens also gave up five hits and then surrendered three runs to Campbellsville while walking one and collecting four K's over 1.1 innings.


Bryan picks up Appalachian Athletic Conference play on Thursday, Apr. 20, with a twinbill at Truett-McConnell University slated to start at 2pm.


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