Lipscomb (20-7) softball took on Austin Peay State University (8-13) on Saturday for a speedy doubleheader at Draper Diamond at Smith Stadium.

The Bisons took the first game with a score of 3-1 and later won the second in the series 8-0 by the mercy rule. Both games each only lasted roughly an hour and a half.

“That is one of the quickest doubleheaders we have ever played,” Lipscomb coach Kristin Ryman said.

The first game began strong for the women in purple with pitcher Mandy Jordan getting the ball rolling with eight strikeouts in a row. The sophomore ended game one with a 1.12 ERA.

“I thought Mandy threw a really great game,” Ryman said. “Austin Peay really struggled to figure her out early.”

Pitcher McCarley Thomas picked up where Jordan left off, allowing only three hits in the second game and earning five strikeouts.

The Governors earned their only run from center fielder Kacy Acree in the second inning.

The teams will face off for one more game on Sunday before the Lady Bisons begin ASUN Conference play on March 25 against USC Upstate.

Photo courtesy of Lipscomb Athletics

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