Orlando, FL — Walt Disney Wide World of Sports Complex, The Lady Lynx are off to a strong start having compiled 66 runs off of 73 hits in their first 3 days of spring training. Their current record after three days is 4-3 and the last games are Friday, against College of Lake County. The Lynx will play their first home game on March 28th against Parkland College.
Game 1 vs. Ridgewater Community College
The Lady Lynx split their opening debut with Ridgewater Community College – MN. The first game went to extra innings and the Lynx were defeated in the top of the 8th Inning. Final score 4-5. Darrian Chrzanoski lead the team with 2 hits and a double. Rachel Price (0-1) took the loss for the Lynx.
Game 2 vs. Ridgewater Community Colleg
The Lynx were solid at the plate behind the efforts of Ellie Riggs. Lohgan Bryant with 2 hits each, Christi Dixon led the Lynx going 4-4. Rachel Price (1-1) picked up her first win of the season.
Game 3 vs. College of Lake County- Chicago, IL
Sophomore Pitcher Jana Wright (1-0) picked up her first win. The final score was 9-5. Jordyn Steiner earned a save and Lohgan Bryant was 2 for 3.
Game 4 vs College of Lake County
The Lynx had an impressive day at the plate compiling 20 hits to win the 2nd game of the double header, 17-5. Behind the hitting efforts of Rachel Price, Darrian Chrzanoski, Casey Barratts, Christi Dixon, Rachel England Jessica Dorgan, and 3 hits from Lohgan Bryant. Winning pitcher Rachel Price is now (2-1).
Lincoln College Softball Results
The last day on the field at Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex for the Lady Lynx Softball Team did not go as expected. LC had a rough first inning against College of Lake County (IL) giving up 4 hits including a 3 run homer, 4 errors that resulted in a 5-0 deficit that the Lynx never did recover from. Jessica Dorgan went 2 for 3 and Jana Wright & Christi Dixon each contributed a hit. Final score ended 10-0 in favor of College of Lake County. Price took the loss for the Lynx dropping LC overall record to 4-4.
The second game was called in the 3 inning because of rain. The Lynx return home for conference play beginning on March 24th vs Parkland College.
“Unfortunately, we did not show up as a team to play our final day of spring training. We had way to many errors and we could not hit the ball. Defense killed us. One of the strongest things about this team is our defense and being able to make routine plays with no hesitation, however when we lost our defense on this particular day, our pitchers needed to pick it up, work a little harder and we were unable to get the job done. One thing that stats and scores does not show is how hard the girls tried to turn the game around. Their determination and chemistry makes them lethal, we just got started a little late in the game (hitting) and did not get the necessary hits to advance our runners home.”
“Spring Training was a great start to this season. We have learned a lot about what this team is capable of and the expectations are set high for the remainder of our season. What these girls accomplished early this past week, and their ability to play the game together was amazing. We have 14 days until our next game and we will be working on putting the missing pieces together and we will be ready,” Coach Wurth said.