Lady Railsplitters softball team sweeps Ohio Valley University.
Brooklyn Jimison throws the first pitch of '09.
HARROGATE — The Lincoln Memorial University softball team improved to 2-2 on the year Saturday afternoon by sweeping the Fighting Scots of Ohio Valley University 13-5 and 6-5 in their second home double-header of the season.The Lady Railsplitter trailed the game 4-1 until the bottom of the third inning when the LMU women exploded for six runs to tak a 7-4 lead. Although the Fighting Scots would battle back with another run in the top of the fourth, LMU tacked on six addtional runs in the fifth and sixth innings to run-rule OVU for the 13-5 win.Lady Railsplitter pitcher Brooklynn Jimison (Harrogate, TN) got the win in game-one to improve her season record to 1-2 on the year. Jimison went the distance, giving up only four hits, five runs and two earned runs with three walks and four strikeouts.Offensively the Lady Railsplitters' Jackie Adams (Columbus, OH) and Devin Sponseller (Delaware, OH) led by example at the plate by both going 3-4 at the plate. Sponseller finished the game with a double and two RBI.In the second game of the afternoon, a walk-off three-run blast by LMU newcomer Michelle Breen (Springboro, OH) afforded the Lady Railsplitters a 6-5 come-from-behind win to secure the series. Breen's long ball came in the bottom of the seventh inning when the Lady Railsplitters were looking at defeat with one out and two runners on base. Breen's blast over the left field fence allowed her to finished the game 1-3 at the plate with three RBI to lead the Lady Railsplitters at the plate.Although LMU used two pitchers in the second game, it was starting pitcher Brittany Stuive (Portland, TX) that picked up the win. Stuive pitched four total innings of work, including the final two innings after reentering the lineup in the fifth. For the game she gave up seven hits, five runs and three earned runs, with four walks and five strikeouts. Stuive got help over three innings from teammate Chelley Christian (Kingsport, TN) who allowed only two hits, had two walks and two strikeouts. Now 2-2 on the season, the Lady Railsplitter have until February 14 to prepare for their non-conference bout with the University of the Cumberlands. The double bill with the Patriots will be played at home on the Dorothy Neely Field and will get underway at 2:00 p.m.