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Liberty Blanks Presbyterian for Full Series, Winning Game 3, 8-0

April 8, 2017  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Sarah Robertson hit a two-run double on Saturday.

Sarah Robertson hit a two-run double on Saturday.

Liberty completed a dominant three-game sweep of Presbyterian, shutting the Blue Hose out for the third game in a row, 8-0, Saturday at Kamphuis Field at Liberty Softball Stadium.

The Big South-leading Lady Flames (26-16, 10-2 Big South) extended their winning streak to seven games overall. Liberty outscored PC, 20-0, during this weekend's three-game set, marking the first time in program history that the Lady Flames have held a Big South opponent scoreless for a complete three-game series. Presbyterian falls to 14-27, 3-9 in Big South play.

Kenzie Friesen (10-1) tossed a three-hit shutout, her second shutout of the season and fourth for her career. She struck out four and walked one.

Katie Brown (6-11) drew the loss, allowing five runs on five hits, with three walks and three strikeouts in 4 1/3 innings. Alex Cook gave up three runs on three hits in 1/3 of an inning.

Alexia Taylor batted 2-for-3 with a double, one RBI and one run scored. Sarah Robertson hit a two-run double, while Deidra See and Jaclyn Amader both hit a two-run homer.

For PC, Megan Anderson batted 2-for-2.

The Blue Hose had their best scoring chance in the first inning. Hope Rogers drew a two-out walk, before Anderson's single to right gave PC runners on the corners. Friesen got Jenna Harris to ground to third for the final out.

Liberty scored its first run in the bottom of the second. Taylor hit a leadoff double to right. Emily Sweat then bunted for a base hit, sending Taylor home. Sweat was thrown out at second. See drew a walk and McFarland singled, but a Jasmeen Click groundout ended the inning.

The Lady Flames added two their advantage, scoring twice during the fourth inning. Sweat drew a one-out walk. Following an Amader groundout, See launched a two-run blast to left for a 3-0 Liberty lead.

Friesen retired the final six batters she faced, including a pair of strikeouts in the top of the fifth.

The hosts put the game away with a five-run rally in the fifth inning. Tori Zavodny walked with one out and Amber Bishop followed by singling to center. Cook then entered the circle for Brown. Robertson lined a two-run double to left center, making it 5-0. Taylor then singled up the middle, plating Robertson. With two outs, Amader lined a two-run shot to left center, ending the game via run rule.

The Lady Flames wrap up their six-game homestand next Tuesday, hosting Virginia for a single game, beginning at 6 p.m. at Liberty Softball Stadium.