Strong pitching leads Lees-McRae to a pair of wins Saturday in Charlotte

Strong pitching leads Lees-McRae to a pair of wins Saturday in Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Lees-McRae College softball team picked up a pair of victories Saturday afternoon in Charlotte because of a pair of solid pitching performances. First, the Bobcats shut out Queens by a score of 6-0 before picking up another win over Frostburg State, 4-1, later in the day. With the pair of wins, the Bobcats improve to 8-6 on the season.

Queens Recap – Lees-McRae would use a pair of three-run innings to go along with a stellar outing from pitcher Charlsy Traylor to shut out the Royals by a score of 6-0 in its first game of the day. It marks the first shutout win for the Bobcats this season.

Offensively, most of the Bobcat offense came from the top six slots in their batting order. Cora Detter went 3-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored, while Julie Gast also had a multi-hit day with a 2-for-3 effort with two runs driven in as well.

Traylor, however, turned in her first shutout in a Bobcat uniform against the Royals on Saturday. The junior pitcher worked around five hits and three walks to keep Queens off the scoreboard. Traylor, who picked up a pair of strikeouts in the win, improves her record to 5-2 with Saturday's victory.

Frostburg State Recap – The Bobcats used a combination of a season-high 11 hits and yet another stellar pitching performance to pick up their second win of the day as they defeated Frostburg State, 4-1.

Much like in their first game of the day, the Bobcats got a pair of multi-hit outings from a pair of players to spark their offense. However, it was from two different players. Hitting from the leadoff spot, Caitlyn Ray went 3-for-4 with one run batted in, while Hannah Foster went a perfect 3-for-3 with a double and one run scored.

Largen snapped a string of rocky outings on Saturday as she tossed all seven innings for Lees-McRae. The junior pitcher allowed just one earned run on six hits to go along with six strikeouts in the win. Largen's record is improved to 3-3 with the victory.

Next Up – The Bobcats will face the same two teams on Sunday. Lees-McRae will take on Frostburg State at 11 a.m. before taking on Queens against at 4 p.m.

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