Girls Junior Varsity Softball, Girls Varsity Softball · Softball opens up Region play with a big win.


Legion Varsity Wins First Region Game

 

The Legion Lancer Varsity Softball Team began their first Region contest with a 11-0 win over North Central.

The Lancers opened the Region IV-AA softball in strong fashion behind the 1 hit shutout pitched by Taylor Watson.  Watson game up her only hit in the top of the last inning with 1 out before getting the final two outs to finish the game.

Momentum quickly joined the Lancers who turned a double play in the top of the first to keep North Central scoreless.  The bottom half of the inning saw 4 runs put on the board capped by a 2-run homerun by first baseman Joei Owens.  Malloree Sexton added the final two runs of the inning on a 2 RBI double to score Lexi Wilkinson and Riley Burton.

Watson shut down the visitors in the top of the second inning before Trinity Gibson was hit by a pitch.  Two batters later Gabi Wilson doubled her home to make it 5-0.

Watson retired 3 straight batters in the top of the 3rd and received 2 more runs by the Lancers.  Heads up baserunning scored 1 run and Gabi Wilson added to her RBI total for the second one.

Watson again retire three straight in the top of the fourth.  The Lancers added 4 more runs in their half with Morgan Langley leading off with a single, then she stole second and scored on the overthrow.  Joei Owens added another extra base hit with a double and scored on a double by Wilkerson. Wilkerson scored on a throwing miscue.  Malloree hit a home run to finish the scoring.

Watson got into a jam with a leadoff walk.  After 2 strikeouts, she gave up a double to left center putting runners on second and third before retiring the final batter with a strikeout.

JV won their game 14-0.