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Offense Carries Lincoln Charter Softball

By Andrew Stark, 04/14/17, 4:00PM EDT


Team NC Mele - Hallie Mele

DENVER – The Lincoln Charter softball team has won four of its past five games after taking out Pine Lake Prep in extra innings on April 4.

The Eagles began the run with an 18-1 win over Mountain Island Charter on March 23.

Chloe Johnson and Hallie Mele had three hits and two RBIs each to lead a long list of contributors.

Nicole Sparkman had three RBIs, and Taylor Gunter, Sara Kalinowski and Reah Barger all drove in two runs.

Barger picked up the win, striking out the side in her only inning of work, and Mele finished the game by striking out six batters over two innings.

The following day the Eagles scorching bats continued to be hot in a 15-0 win over Piedmont Charter.

Mele went 3-for-3 with three runs scored and two RBIs to lead the charge, but Kalinowski, Johnson and Hailey Bennett each had two RBIs.

Mele went the distance in the circle, pitching a three-inning perfect game with five strikeouts for the win.

The Eagles had their only setback with an 11-5 loss at Piedmont on March 27.

Johnson continued her hot batting by going 2-for-4 with a double and a pair of RBIs. Kalinowski and Lily Pressley both had two hits, and Gunter drove in the Eagles other run.

Barger took the loss after allowing eight hits and 11 runs over six innings of work.

Lincoln Charter got back on track and closed March with a 13-3 win over Cherryville on March 30.

Sparkman provided the spark for the Mustangs, going 4-for-4 with a home run and five RBIs.

Mele went 2-for-4 with four RBIs, Pressley had three hits and two RBIs, and Barger and Gunter drove in runs.

Barger got the win after allowing five hits and three runs over six innings with six strikeouts.

Most recently Lincoln Charter came away with a 4-3 win over Pine Lake Prep in eight innings on April 4.

The Eagles jumped out to an early 3-0 win but had to score in extra innings after the Pride rallied for three runs in the fifth inning.

Johnson was the story offensively as she hit two solo home runs in the win.

Pressley added two hits, and Mele added the other RBI.

Barger picked up her second consecutive win, allowing five hits and three runs over eight innings of work and tallied 10 strikeouts.