Kaylynn Harmon hit a three-run, seventh-inning home run to give the Fort Lewis College softball team a 5-3 comeback victory over Nebraska-Kearney on Sunday.
With an 11-2 victory in the opener, the Skyhawks swept the doubleheader to finish the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference regular season 24-16, 26-23 overall.
I think we took the hot bats we had in Game 1 right into Game 2, FLC head coach Kira Zeiter said after the Skyhawks ensured the third winning season in program history.
Fort Lewis will open play in the RMAC Tournament on Thursday in Golden, where the Skyhawks will open the double-elimination event with Metro State.
Trailing 2-1 in the top of the seventh of the nightcap, Harmon mashed her sixth home run of the season to give FLC a 4-2 lead.
Natalie Janes drove in the final run with her third single of the game.
With our clutch hitting, were never out of a game, Zeiter said.
Kassie Haubert (10-6) struck out 10 and allowed only two earned runs to pick up the victory.
Stephanie Janes had four hits, including two home runs, in the opening game. Sister Natalie also homered.
Thats the thing with those two. They try not to be outdone by each other, Zeiter said.
FLC had 13 hits in the five-inning victory.
Alexis Villegas (7-9) collected the win, allowing six hits and two runs.
FLCs previous winning seasons in softball came in 2001 (27-17) and 2008 (28-26-1), the year the Skyhawks won the RMAC Tournament and advanced to the NCAA playoffs.