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Lady Flames Run-Rule Cleveland State, 9-0

March 2, 2019  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Lady Flames Run-Rule Cleveland State, 9-0

Liberty outhit the visiting Cleveland State Vikings, 12-1, as the Lady Flames ran their winning streak to seven games with a 9-0, five-inning victory on Saturday at Kamphuis Field at Liberty Softball Stadium.

Liberty (10-6) has gone 2-0 so far at the Liberty Softball Classic, while Cleveland State (2-10) is 1-3 this weekend.

The Lady Flames extended several impressive streaks today, as they have won seven games in a row overall and 24 consecutive home games. Liberty has tossed five straight shutouts, not allowing a single run over its last 33 2/3 innings.

Scoring Summary
LIBERTY – 1st INNING – Amber Bishop homers to left center, Autumn Bishop scores, 2-0
LIBERTY – 2nd INNING – Canetto grounds out to shortstop, Amader advances, Harris scores, 3-0
LIBERTY – 2nd INNING – Autumn Bishop singles through the left side, Amader scores, 4-0
LIBERTY – 3rd INNING – Harris grounds out to shortstop, Griffin advances, Erich scores, 5-0
LIBERTY – 3rd INNING – Amader reaches on an error by first base, Griffin scores, 6-0
LIBERTY – 4th INNING – Erich doubles to left center, Robertson and Click scores, 8-0
LIBERTY – 4th INNING – Griffin doubles to right center, Erich scores, 9-0

Notable Numbers
- Liberty recorded a season-high six doubles, getting two each from Alexis Erich and Denay Griffin and one each from Kayla Harris and Sarah Robertson.

- Julia DiMartino (5-3) allowed just one hit, striking out four and walking one in three innings pitched. Braelyn Cooper fanned three and walked one in two scoreless innings of relief.

- Hannah Griffin (2-3) drew the loss, allowing nine runs, eight earned, on 11 hits in 3 1/3 innings.

- Erich recorded her first career three-hit game, going 3-for-3 with two RBI and two runs scored. Griffin, Amber Bishop and Autumn Bishop had two hits apiece.

Beyond the Box Score
- Liberty's six doubles were its most in a single game since recording seven doubles against Rhode Island on March 10, 2017.

- Liberty has scored 56 unanswered runs since Wright State scored twice in the top of the first last Thursday.

- Liberty pushed its home winning streak to a program-record 24 games, dating to March 10, 2018. Only Oklahoma (34) has a longer active home winning streak among NCAA Division I softball teams.

- The last time Liberty pitched five straight shutouts was April 7-14, 2017, when the Lady Flames shut out a program-record six consecutive opponents.

- DiMartino retired 41 straight batters, dating to a 5-3 win over Rutgers on Feb. 17, before giving up a single in the first inning tonight.