Vero Beach, FL -- Lady Lions fall by a final score of 9-1 to open the 2016 season.
Beaver, with their freshman filled roster, found themselves down 7-0 after four innings after making a handful of fielding errors and not being able to produce offensively. Finally, in the fifth inning, freshman Brenna Cepull (Monaca, PA / Central Valley) was able to get herself on base to give Beaver a glimmer of hope. As the next two batters resulted in outs, freshman, Brittany Garza (La Feria, TX / La Feria) was able to score Cepull on an error after she laid down a beautiful bunt with 2 outs in the inning. Despite the efforts of these two, Beaver was only able to earn that lone run before giving up two more to fall by a final score of 9-1 in the bottom of the 5th inning.
Leading the Lions were Vanessa Jackson (Snohomish, WA / Snohomish) and Cepull who each had one hit a piece. On the mound was Jackson who threw all five innings, taking her first loss of the year.
The Lady Lions return to action at 7:00 p.m. as they face Sinclair Community College.