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April 19, 2012
The Motlow Lady Bucks will celebrate Fan Appreciation Day on Friday when they welcome TCCAA rival Southwest Tennessee to the softball complex in Moore County. The first pitch is scheduled for 2 p.m.
Fans who attend the conference doubleheader will receive free megaphones, pom-poms, stress balls, and balloons. Some items have the college logo on them and some have the athletics logo. Admission is free to all Motlow athletic events, and a concession stand with hot dogs, popcorn, candy and soft drinks is always available.
The Lady Bucks (16-22, 2-9) are fresh off their biggest offensive output of the season, sweeping the Lindsey Wilson College JV 18-3, 8-1 in Columbia, Kentucky on Tuesday. Motlow will host TCCAA rival Dyersburg State on Saturday, Apr. 21, with the first pitch scheduled for noon.
Against the JV team from Lindsey Wilson the Lady Bucks were clicking on all cylinders, collecting 26 runs and 30 hits on the day. The highlight came in the fifth inning of game one when sophomore DH Kayla Green hit a grand slam.
Roxanne Hillman (8-9) took the mound for Motlow in the first game and allowed five hits and three earned runs in her five innings of work. Hillman also went 3-5 at the plate, scoring two runs and driving in one.
The Lady Bucks scored six runs in both the second and third innings, five in the fourth, and added their final run in the fifth.
Green was 3-4 with her home run and four RBIs, while Morgan Hemmingsen went 3-5 and drove in five runs with a three-run double in the second inning and RBI singles in the fourth and fifth innings. Danielle Davis also had a big game, going 3-4 with a triple, three runs scored and three RBIs.
Game two was more of the same for Motlow. Green (8-12) continued her improvement on the mound, allowing only three hits. The lone Lindsey Wilson run was unearned, and Green didn't give up a base on balls while striking out a pair of hitters.
Lindsey Wilson scored its lone run in the first inning, thanks in part to a Motlow error. The Lady Bucks didn't get the offense cranked up until the third inning when Chelsea Hill led off with a single and Meghan Brayton doubled her home.
Motlow scored two runs in the third, four in the fourth, and two more in the fifth. Brayton, as she has been for much of the season, was the catalyst from her leadoff spot, going 3-3 with two runs and two RBIs.
Hill was 3-3 at the bottom of the batting order and scored two runs, while Green hit her second home run of the day in the fourth, a two-run shot that scored Hill, who had singled earlier in the inning.
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