Lincoln softball swept in doubleheader

Give the Lincoln softball team credit for at least one thing: The Blue Tigers are consistent in their inconsistency.

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Emporia State came into Friday’s doubleheader with the Blue Tigers at Lincoln Field ranked 16th in the country and tied for the lead in the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association.

The Blue Tigers gave the Hornets all they could handle in the opener before falling 7-3, only to lose the nightcap 11-0 in a five-inning, run-rule game.

“That’s been our struggle the whole year,” Lincoln coach Nicole Stacey said. “I literally call us the Bipolar Tigers, because I don’t know what team is going to come out, I don’t know who’s going to fight, I don’t know what pitching I can count on. Then hitting, we’ll come out and hit and then the other game we don’t look like we’ve ever picked up a bat.

“That is our struggle, we’re a very fickle team this year. That’s what’s going to kill us. We can play with any of these teams (on the schedule) when we’re on.”

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