The Hendrix softball team turned everything upside down Friday.
Last weekend, the Warriors were dominated in a weekend series against Rhodes as the Lynx swept all four games,
Friday, in the opening game of the Southern Athletic Association championships at Warrior Field, the Hendrix women pounded out 15 hits in an 11-3 victory over the Lynx (26-13).
“It’s a crazy game,” said Hendrix coach Amy Weaver, whose team surged into the winners bracket in the two-day, double-elimination tournament.
The Warriors, trailing 3-2, broke the game open with seven runs on six hits in the fifth.
Kayla Patton had two hits in the frame, including a two-run double. Sydney Ozersky, Amanda Riley, Catelyn Gibbs, Shelby Anderson also had hits in the big inning.
Patton allowed two hits in three innings of relief to pick up the victory.
Later in the afternoon, top-seeded Berry College (30-9) used a six-run third on the way to a 9-1 victory in five innings.
The Warriors (16-21) managed only three hits against the Vikings’ Allison Coronado, two of them by Shelby Anderson, who had an RBI in the third.
A two-run triple by Shelby Smith and a two-run home run by Mari Collop highlighted the six-run third. The Vikings added three runs in fourth, then held the Warriors scoreless in the fifth to secure the run-rule win.
The Warriors play an elimination game at 10 a.m. Saturday.
In the Birmingham segment of the conference baseball tournament Friday, Hendrix’s Will Nichol and Justin Mosbey combined for a four-hitter in leading the Warriors to a 23-16 victory over Millaps.
Nichol (5-0) allowed three hit and struck out five in six innings. Mosbey picked up his fourth save with three innings of one-hit ball.
Smokey Ethridge scattered seven hits for the Majors.
The Warriors scored in the second on an RBI groundout by Brady Newville, driving in Ryan Ritz, who had singled. They scored an unearned run in the third when Wyatt Hogan singled in Collin Raddack.
Matt Simmons was 3-for-3 for the Warriors.
In the SAA tennis tournament at Murfreesboro, Tennessee, top-seeded Sewanee breezed to 9-0 victories over both Hendrix’s men and women.
The Sewanee men are 13-6 while Hendrix fell to 1-14. The Sewanee women upped their record to 19-3 while Hendrix fell to 3-13.