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Louisa softball scores pair of Jefferson District wins

Posted on Monday, April 8, 2019 at 12:00 pm

Ellie Spotswood throws the ball to first to make a play during Louisa’s home game against Western Albemarle on March 26.

Louisa softball closed out March with a pair of Jefferson District wins, defeating the Albemarle Patriots and the Western Albemarle Warriors.

The Lions traveled to Albemarle High School on March 26 and came away with a 16-4 victory. The Lions took a 2-0 lead after one inning and extended it to 4-0 going into the bottom of the third. Albemarle put up two runs in the bottom of the inning to cut Louisa’s lead in half, but the Lions responded with three runs in the top of the fourth and two more in the fifth to lead 9-2.

The Patriots added another pair of runs in the bottom of the fifth, but a seven-run surge in the sixth by Louisa sealed the deal for the Lions.

“The team did a great job of selecting good pitches to swing at,” Lions’ coach Susan Sharpe said. “It was a good win against a team that swept us last year. That should give the girls a bit of confidence.”

Taylor Fifer was 3-for-4 at the plate, scoring four runs and earning a pair of RBIs. Olivia Chenault was 2-for-4 with three runs, and Brady Shifflett and Brooke Vincze each scored a pair of runs for the Lions.

The Lions brought the momentum from the win home to face Western Albemarle on March 28. Louisa scored another decisive win, this time by a margin of 18-1.

(Article by Joseph Haney)

This is a partial article. Read the full story in The Central Virginian’s April 4, 2019 issue.

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