BARTOW, Fla. — The Lindenwood University-Belleville Lady Lynx softball team dropped a twinbill Tuesday the Southeastern University Fire, in the first of four doubleheaders this week.
LU-Belleville fell 7-5 and 5-1 to Southeastern University.
The Lady Lynx got on the board first in the opener, scoring three runs in the top of the first inning. With two outs, Stephanie Holiday drew a walk that sparked the Lynx rally. Meghan Rumley and Marquis Lozoya had to back to back hits, and Lindsey Crawford picked up an RBI single scoring Holiday.
Brittney Snow came up next and knocked a single into short right field scoring Rumley and Lozoya. The Lady Lynx took a 3-0 lead.
The Fire of Southeastern University would cut the deficit to two in the bottom of the first inning when catcher Jen Hedrick hit a double into the gap scoring Sam Rich.
The Lady Lynx would add another run in the top of fourth inning when Makayla Powers knocked in pinch runner Ajah Douglas.
The Fire would score two in the bottom of the fourth inning to cut the lead to one. In the top of the fifth inning the Lady Lynx would score another run to take a two run lead.
Down by one, the Fire would get three straight runners on after two hits and an error by the Lynx. Becca Carr would hit a sacrifice fly scoring Melissa Gunderson and Paige Duncan would hit a two out single to score to more.
The Lady Lynx would go down in order in the top of the seventh and the Fire would end up with a 7-5 victory.
Stephanie Holiday got the loss on the mound giving up 11 hits and four earned runs over five and two third innings. Sam Rich would get the win for the Fire going seven innings giving up seven hits and three earned runs.
In the second game, the Fire led from the beginning. The Fire took a 1-0 lead in the first after Sam Rich got a leadoff walk and would come around to score on a Hedrick single.
In the second inning, the Fire would send 10 batters to the plate and score four more runs. Devyn Barker would lead off the inning with a solo home run and the next six batters would get hits, including a two run double by Siera Spahiu.
The Lady Lynx would get on the board in the fifth inning when Andrea Villanueva would come around and score after a leadoff walk.
Meghan Bolen got the loss in game two going just two innings and giving up five earned runs and nine hits. Emily Bryant got the win for the Fire going five innings giving up five hits and one earned run.
With the losses the Lady Lynx fell to 6-11 on the season.
LU-Belleville will travel to Warner University to take on the Royals on Wednesday afternoon in a twinbill. The first game is scheduled for 3 p.m.