Softball swept by William Peace [Slideshow]



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The Piedmont College softball team faced William Peace University on Saturday, March 14 in a double header. The Lady Lions were swept by Pacers, losing the first game 8-5 and the second 9-3. 

The Lady Lions said they were pretty upset about the loss they received.

“Tonight we were not mentally prepared. We were just not ready to play our opponent team tonight,” said Head Coach Terry Martin. 

First-year infielder Becca Ross hit a double during the first and second innings of the first game. 

Ross said during the first game, the team didn’t “bring it.” She explained that the team had trouble focusing. Ross said that it was something the team would be practicing in the weeks to come. 

However, the game heated up during the fifth inning. Piedmont was fielding, and the crowd began to stir when the umpire called a Lady Lion out after the crowd believed the Pacer had dropped the ball first. The crowd and coaches yelled at the umpires, “She dropped the ball.” This play proved to be the most controversial call of the day according to the players.  Still, the Lions eventually fell in the first game.  

In the second game, the Lady Lions fought, getting hit in the helmet and battling the cold, rainy weather. Still, nothing seemed to be stopping the Lady Lions from finishing their game. The Lady Lions were still not able to pull out a win. 

The Lady Lions, however, left that game with their heads held high and their motivation still intact. 

Martin stated, “We will go home and sleep on these losses and come mentally prepared for next game.”

The Lady Lions will hit their home field again March 18 at 3 p.m. to face their conference rivals, the LaGrange College Panthers.