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Louisa Lady Lions split home games

Posted on Monday, May 6, 2019 at 12:00 pm

Brady Shifflett slides into third base during the opening inning of the Lions’ home game agaisnst the Albemarle Patriots.

The Lions’ softball team hosted a pair of Jefferson District contests last week, taking on the Fluvanna Flucos and the Albemarle Patriots.

The Lions played the Flucos on April 23 in a game dominated by defense. The game was scoreless until the top of the fifth inning when the Flucos scored a pair of runs. They added a third in the seventh. The Lions got runners into scoring position in both the sixth and seventh innings, but were unable to capitalize, falling 3-0.

“We started stringing hits together in the sixth, then [Fluvanna’s] center fielder made a phenomenal catch [on a play] that would have easily scored two runs for us,” Lions’ coach Susan Sharpe said. “Fluvanna kept that momentum through the seventh and we couldn’t recover.”

Taylor Fifer and Brie Tyler each tallied a pair of hits for Louisa throughout the game, and Laura Garrett added one.

Louisa fared better against the Albemarle Patriots on April 25, winning the home game 12-3.

The Lions opened with a six-run first inning. Olivia Chenault and Caroline Sampson led off with a single apiece. The pair then scored on a RBI double from Taylor Fifer to put Louisa up 2-0.

(Article by Joseph Haney)

This is a partial article. Read the full story in The Central Virginian’s May 2, 2019 issue.

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