LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN -- It was Breast Cancer Awareness Day at Covenant College as the Lady Scots hosted a doubleheader against conference foe LaGrange College. Covenant fell to the Lady Panthers in both games, the first 1-0 and the second 8-1.
Covenant donned pink jerseys and pink t-shirts were sold at the gate to raise support for Breast Cancer awareness. All the proceeds went towards the Mary Ellen Locher Foundation based out of Chattanooga.
Game one was very much a pitchers duel. In the bottom of the second, Covenant had its best chance to score as the Lady Scots loaded the bases with three singles. But LaGrange starter Kayla Folds worked out of the jam to keep the game scoreless.
LaGrange scratched across the lone run of the game in the third inning. With two outs and nobody on, Emmie Trull and Kelbi Bergering had back-to-back singles. Trull advanced to third on a passed ball and scored when Covenant catcher Jenni Jobe's throw skipped into left field to make it 1-0.
In the bottom of the final inning, the Lady Scots still trailed 1-0. Core singled on a great bunt and advanced to second after Jobe singled to center field with two outs. Beth Harris stepped in and worked a full count, but was finally put away by Folds after an 11-pitch at-bat to end the game.
Chelsea Krafft (11-5) got the loss even with eight strikeouts, five hits, and no earned runs. Folds (5-11) gave up only four hits and was awarded the win after throwing 118 pitches and nine strikeouts.
Meagan Hess led Covenants offense going 2-for-3, while six other Lady Scots recorded hits.
Coming off the close loss, Covenant took its first lead of the day in the bottom of the first with a single run. Jobe walked and advanced to second by Courtney Wagoner's single. After interference was called on LaGrange, Jobe moved to third and then scored on a wild pitch to give the Lady Scots a 1-0 lead.
LaGrange responded in the top of the third with five runs of their own with the big hits coming off the bat of Folds as her triple brought in three runs. Fomr that point on, much like the first game, it was the pitching of LaGrange that grounded the potent Covenant offensive attack.
The Lady Panthers added one run each in the fifth, sixth, and seventh innings. Covenant managed just five hits in game two, with Wagoner getting two of them. Jobe, Lauren Johns, and Hess each had a hit.
LaGrange's Lacee Landrum (3-4) was given the win, while Krafft(11-6) was saddled with the loss.
Covenant will host a doubleheader against Tennessee Temple on Tuesday, April 3 on Lookout Mountain. Game one is set for 3 p.m.