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Lady Flames Run-Rule Owls 11-3 in Series Finale

March 16, 2019  Kennesaw, Ga.  RSS
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Jaclyn Amader went 2-for-3 with a homer and tied her career high with four RBI.

Jaclyn Amader went 2-for-3 with a homer and tied her career high with four RBI.

Liberty scored four runs in the fourth and five in the sixth on the way to an 11-3, six-inning win over Kennesaw State, Saturday at Bailey Park.

Liberty (17-11, 1-2 ASUN) earned its first ASUN victory, after Kennesaw State (17-14, 2-1 ASUN) won the first two games of the series by one run each.

The Lady Flames begin their first season in the ASUN after winning the 2018 Big South title, while the Owls are the defending ASUN champions.

Scoring Summary
KSU – 1st INNING – Lee reaches on an error, Thomason scores, 1-0

LIBERTY – 2nd INNING – Via singles to pitcher, Robertson scored, 1-1

LIBERTY – 3rd INNING – Robertson singles through left side, Erich advances, Autumn Bihsop scores, 2-1

KSU – 3rd INNING – Roth doubles to left field, Thomason scores, 2-2

LIBERTY – 4th INNING – Autumn Bishop grounds out to first, Baele scores, 3-2

LIBERTY – 4th INNING – Via scores from third on a wild pitch, 4-2

LIBERTY – 4th INNING – Amader grounds to short, Amber Bishop advances, Hoffman scores, 5-2

LIBERTY – 4th INNING – Erich singles to right, Amber Bishop scores, 6-2

KSU – 4th INNING – Dickey steals second, Greep scores on a throwing error, 6-3

LIBERTY – 6th INNING – Amader homers to left, Amber Bishop and Autumn Bishop score, 9-3

LIBERTY – 6th INNING – See fouls out to right field, sacrifice fly, Click scores, 10-3

LIBERTY – 6th INNING – Via singles to right, Robertson scores, 11-3

Notable Numbers
- Liberty outhit KSU 8-5 for the game. The Lady Flames sustained two errors, compared to one for the Owls.

- Emily Kirby (2-0) earned the win, allowing three runs, one earned on five hits, striking out three and walking two in six innings.

- Abby Deane (5-5) gave up six runs (four earned) on four hits, walking five and fanning two in four innings before Peyton Elzey pitched the final two innings of relief.

- Jaclyn Amader went 2-for-3 with a homer and tied her career high with four RBI. Madison Via batted 2-for-2 with two RBI and one run scored. Amber Bishop, Autumn Bishop and Sarah Robertson all scored two runs.

- Brea Dickey went 2-for-3 for the Owls.

Turning Point
- Liberty broke open a close game, scoring four runs in the top of the fourth to take a 6-2 lead. The Owls responded with one run in the bottom of the fourth, but left two runners on to end the inning.   

- Amader made it 9-3 Liberty with a sixth inning three-run homer. The Lady Flames tacked on two more in the inning and sealed their sixth run-rule victory of the season.

Beyond the Box Score
- Sarah Robertson became the eighth player in program history to record 200 or more career hits, earning her 200th career hit today. She also moved into fourth place in program history with 86 career walks, passing Tori Zavodny (2015-18).  

- Deidra See hit her seventh career sacrifice fly, moving into fourth place in program history.

- Autumn Bishop is now in sole possession of sixth place in program history with 42 career doubles.

- Liberty is 6-0 in run-rule games this season.  

Up Next
Liberty returns home for its next four games. The Lady Flames will host No. 4 Tennessee, Tuesday at 5 p.m. It will be the first time Liberty has hosted Tennessee in softball since March 22, 2005.