Lady Hurricanes Sweep Paul D. Camp 

Lady Hurricanes Sweep Paul D. Camp 

LOUISBURG -- Louisburg College flashed its depth -- and overcame some adversity in the process -- as part of a three-game softball sweep last weekend against Region X opponent Paul D. Camp Community College.

With ace pitcher Mary Anna Clement unavailable due to an injury, homestanding LC utilized a trio of other pitchers while scoring a combined 40 runs as part of the impressive performance at Sheilah R. Cotten Field.

Mandi Bass, Tamara Grayson and Haley Tomlinson all saw duty on the mound, with Bass picking up two victories as the Lady Hurricanes improved to 24-4 overall.

"We pitched pretty well the entire weekend with the exception of one inning,'' said LC head coach Eric Lee. "It was a pretty good weekend. The pitchers did what they needed to do and obviously we hit the ball well. Scoring 40 runs in three games isn't chopped liver.''

LC won last Friday's single game by an 11-5  margin before taking both games of Saturday's doubleheader by scores of 14-2 and 15-7.

During the series opener, the Lady Hurricanes were never threatened after Sarah Hilton delivered a solo homer in the first -- and Haleigh Joyner followed with a three-run job in the second stanza.

LC's bats were still on fire last Saturday, beginning with a 10-hit uprising in the first contest as Leeann Kluk and LeeAnn Nobles blasted longballs.

Nobles went 2-for-3 in the outing with two runs scored, one double and four RBI. Kluk and Jacie Arrington delivered three RBI apiece.

Needing one more victory to finish off the sweep, Louisburg needed to rally from a three-run deficit to take the finale.

A nine-run fifth inning, sparked by a two-run double from Alleigh Clayter, was the difference for the Lady Hurricanes, who came through with 14 total hits.

Joyner and Kluk chipped in with three base knocks each, and Arrington homered.

Lee indicated that Clement, who injured her back two weeks ago, was held out for precautionary measures.

"We are just trying to keep her healthy for the stretch run,'' Lee said.

Louisburg College will be at home this coming weekend for a three-game region series against Bryant and Stratton College.

A twinbill will be played Saturday starting at 1 p.m., while a single matchup on Sunday will also feature a 1 p.m. first pitch.