Liberty Remains in First Place Following @ASUNSoftball Saturday Contests

Liberty Remains in First Place Following @ASUNSoftball Saturday Contests

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ATLANTA, Ga. – Liberty, riding an eight-game conference winning streak, remains in first place with its doubleheader sweep of North Florida. Kennesaw State and Stetson, along with Lipscomb and North Alabama split series', while FGCU defeated Jacksonville.

ASUN Softball Results - April 13th, 2019
Liberty 3, North Florida 1
Liberty 5, North Florida 1
FGCU 3, Jacksonville 1
Stetson 1, Kennesaw State 0
Kennesaw State 3, Stetson 2
Lipscomb 4, North Alabama 1
North Alabama 5, Lipscomb 4

Both games between Liberty and North Florida started out slow with the first four innings being scoreless. In game one, UNF took a 1-0 lead in the fifth off a single by Dominica Cocuzza. Liberty tied the game the next inning on an Alexis Erich single and added two more runs in the seventh to take the game 3-1. The Flames put game two out of reach with four runs on three hits in the top of the fifth before adding another run in the sixth.

FGCU earned a 3-1 win over Jacksonville by scoring three runs on a single and double to right field by Racquel Fournet and Brooke Clemens, respectively. The Eagles' Riley Randolph earned her 14th win of the season in the circle. Game two was rained out and rescheduled as part of a doubleheader tomorrow.

Kennesaw State and Stetson split its doubleheader with Stetson taking game one 1-0 and KSU earning the game two victory, 3-2. The Hatters scored the lone run in game one on an infield single by Devin Lewis. Tori Perkins was masterful in the circle as she wen the distance for her 12th win of the year. Game two was a back-and-forth affair as both teams scored their first runs on singles. Stetson took the lead in the sixth on a wild pitch. In the seventh inning, the Owls tied the game 2-2 on an error and scored the game-winner on a Christen Florence single.

Lipscomb and North Alabama split its twinbill Saturday as the Bisons took game one (4-1) on a two-run homer by Hannah DeVault in the third and a two-run double by Peyton Ward the next inning. In game two, the Lions broke a 4-4 tie in the sixth inning by scoring on a throwing error. A total of eight extra-base hits were recorded between the two squads, while UNA's Harley Stokes led all players at the plate with three hits.

 ASUN Conference Softball Standings
 Rank  Team  ASUN Record  Overall Record
 1.  Liberty  11-3  29-15
 2.  FGCU  7-3   22-16
 3.  Lipscomb  7-4   28-13-1
 4.  Kennesaw State  8-6  23-21
 5.  North Alabama  4-7  18-15
   North Florida  4-7   22-16
   Stetson  4-7   15-23
 8.  Jacksonville  1-9   13-27