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Three-Run Third Give Lady Flames 3-1 Victory Over Indiana
Liberty plated three runs in the third inning and then rode another strong pitching performance by Terra Lowe to a 3-1 win over Indiana, Thursday afternoon, at the Stetson Softball Field.
The Hoosiers jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the top of the third inning as Mariangee Bogado dropped one down the right field line, while advancing to second as the ball got passed Jessica Leary. Jennilee Huddleston followed with a RBI double just over third base, allowing Bogado to score from second to give Indiana a 1-0 edge.
The Lady Flames answered back in the bottom half of the frame as Jessica Moore slapped one through the right side of the infield, while Dawn Jeffs connected on a double the gap in left center field as the ball rolled to the wall to allow the speedy Moore to score from first.
Two batters later, Ashley Williams lined one off the glove of Huddleston at third base into left field for a double, but Julia Hamilton's attempted throw to the plate to try and get Jeffs glanced off the glove of Janetta Deaven and rolled into the dugout to allow Williams to score and give Liberty a 3-1 lead.
Liberty than handed the game to starting pitcher Terra Lowe who held the Hoosiers in check the rest of the game as she upped her record to 6-2 on the year by tossing her fourth complete game of the year as she scattered eight hits over seven innings of work.
Bogado suffered the loss as she allowed three runs on five hits in three innings of action to drop her record to 6-4, while striking out eight batters before Megan Roark pitched three scoreless innings of work as she struck out six of the 10 batters she faced.
Moore and Williams led the Lady Flames from the plate as both hitters finished the game 2-for-3 while each scored a run, while Jeffs was 1-for-3 with a RBI double.