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LC softball team concludes Florida trip       Send a link to a friend

[MARCH 17, 2005]  Kirkwood, Iowa, ran its record to 1-0 with a hard-fought 4-3 victory over Lincoln College in softball action Wednesday afternoon in the final game of the Florida trip for the Lynx. Due to rain, only one of the two games scheduled was played. Lincoln College concludes the trip with a record of 1-7. In their next action, the Lynx will host Kankakee in a doubleheader at 1 p.m. Monday.

"We finally played the way we are capable of," Lincoln coach John Andrews said. "We played tough defense and hit the ball hard. Kelly (Nader) threw a great game, keeping Kirkwood hitters at bay the whole game with a lot of off-speed pitches. I think the girls realize now that they can play with anyone if they do the right things. Kirkwood has a great program, always playing in the national tournament."

The Lynx trailed 3-1 entering the seventh inning and put up two runs to knot the score at 3-3; however, Kirkwood pushed across a run in the bottom half of the inning to earn the victory.

Lincoln College pounded out seven hits, with Chonita Ziegler getting a pair of safeties. Tiffany Tungate had a hit and drove in a pair of runs, while Maleaha Hayward, Ashley Shaw, Sarah Franklin and Courtney Baughman each had one hit.

Lincoln College       000 100 2 - 3 - 7 - 1
Kirkwood               102 000 1 - 4 - 6 - 1
Winner: Pershing. Loser: Nader.

[Bill Martinie, Lincoln College]

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