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CU softball swept at FHU

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FHU scored twice in the fourth, with Britney Caldwell and Brittany Yates leading off the inning with consecutive doubles. Brock’s sacrifice bunt moved Yates to third before an RBI single from Tarrah Tucker gave the Lions a 2-1 edge.

The home team plated five more runs in the fifth on five hits and one Lady Bulldog error. Leadoff hitter Carmen Gulley reached on Goad’s throwing error to start the inning and Brittany Steverson followed with a single. Brittany Bradford’s sacrifice bunt moved the runners to second and third before Caldwell hit a three-run homer to left.

After an 11-pitch at-bat, Yates followed with a double and Brock singled, putting runners on the corners. A double to leftcenter from Traci Gibbons scored both runners for a 7-1 FHU advantage.

In the sixth Gulley was hit to leadoff and Steverson reached on an infield single. Bradford followed with an RBI double before Caldwell hit a three-run home run to centerfield, ending the contest.

In the second game Gulley walked with one out in the third and stole second. Steverson then singled through the leftside, putting runners on the corners, before Bradford recorded a two-run double down the leftfield line for the only scoring in the contest.

Caldwell then singled and Yates walked to load the bases. Brock bounced to short and Cassie McKinney threw home for the force. Tucker also grounded to short, with McKinney getting the force at third to end the inning.

Cumberland begins a three-game homestand next week, hosting Bethel College in a doubleheader Thursday at 1 p.m. at the CU Softball Field. The Lady Bulldogs also play Christian Brothers on March 8 and Tennessee Wesleyan on March 10, both at 1 p.m.

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