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Julia Mardigan
Julia Mardigan had seven hits, three homeruns and seven RBIs in the doubleheader.
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Mardigian’s Huge Day Propels Lenoir-Rhyne Softball to Doubleheader Sweep

Julia Mardigian went 2-3 with two homers and 4 RBIs in the Bears 10-1 win in game one then Mardigian went 5-5 with a homerun and 3 RBIs in the night cap as LR completed the sweep with a 13-3 win in game two. Mardigian finished the day with seven hits, three homeruns and seven RBIs.

In game one, the Bears scored five unearned runs in the second inning highlighted by Mardigian’s first homerun a three-run shot with two outs in the second. Mardigian then hit her second homerun in her next at bat in the 4th. After the Wasps got on the board, LR responded with a four spot in the 6th including RBIs from Lani Warren, Madison Primm and Lora Beth Wood. Mardigian, Warren and Katelyn Rackard each had two hits as the top three in the order went 6-11. Lauren Rakes picked up win number 15 in the circle as Rakes went the distance allowing one run and striking out seven.

In game two, Mardigian had the Bears first five hit game of the season including a RBI single in the second inning, a solo homerun the 5th and RBI single an inning later. Warren and Lora Beth Wood each had three hits as LR pounded out 20 hits. 20 hits is a season-high as six Bears had multi-hit games. Wood and Rakes added two RBIs as LR only had seven RBIs out of the 13 runs scored. As the Wasps made six errors in the game while the Bears made a season-high four errors themselves. Madison Wilson picked up her 13th win as Wilson threw a complete game allowing three runs (1 earned).

Savannah Moorefield was the last Bear to have five hits. Moorefield went 5-5 against Columbus State on February 1, 2020. The Bears have 48 hits in their last three games this week. Mardigian is up to .455 on the season with 11 homeruns and 54 RBIs. LR has a team is up to .338 team average. Which is would be third best in a single season.

This was the first trip to Emory & Henry for the Bears. This is the second stop in a three game road trip in six days for the Bears. LR will travel 840 miles this week to close the regular season. This was a rain makeup from April 8th.

The Bears are 39-11 overall, 16-6 in the South Atlantic Conference. The Bears end the regular season finale on Saturday at Carson-Newman. First-pitch scheduled for 1:00 PM.

{Information provided by Lenoir-Rhyne Athletics}