Girls Softball beats Lawrence High 12-6

The jaguars softball team beat the chesty lions and added another win to their record

Kaitlyn Burke, JagWire reporter/photographer

Tuesday evening the varsity softball team played Lawrence High School in a well-fought game ending in a 12-6 victory, redeeming themselves from their loss to the Chesty Lions last season.

Sophomore Elly VanRheen, a varsity catcher, tells what some of the highlights of the game were. 

“[Junior] Macee Moore hit her first home run of the season and [junior] Haley Bryant had a couple of base hits, RBIs, and stolen bases,” VanRheen said. “[Junior] Adisyn Hopkins also had a diving catch to end the game.” 

Sophomore Brooklyn Lafon, pitcher and shortstop, believed the game to be a successful win. 

“I was expecting that we [would] win the game,” LaFon said. “I know our team is good enough when we are communicating with each other, which is what we did today.”

Also highlighting Moore’s successful game, Lafon shares what she thought to be some of the game’s most prominent events. 

“Macee Moores’s two-run homerun was an individual home run, as well as a few doubles,” LaFon said. “Also, today, the team overall was hitting really well, and the score represented that.” 

VanRheen wasn’t sure what to expect out of the team, but they showed up and had a successful game. 

 “I didn’t know entirely what to expect because this was a solid team last year,” VanRheen said. “But we came out hot and everyone was strong at the plate.”

The girls function well when they are playing together as a team and communicating with each other through the ups and downs according to Lafon believes that aspect of the softball team contributes to her own personal play level during games. 

“Even though my pitching wasn’t great, my team still had my back and they helped me get out of it, and that led to the win,” Lafon said. “I feel when the team has my back I am a more confident pitcher.” 

Despite their  rocky start to the season, the softball team currently holds a  4-7 record; they have nine games left to play for the remainder of their regular season. 12-

“Although our record doesn’t show, I think we have played very well this season,” LaFon said. Sure there are times we didn’t play our best, but we are keeping up with the better teams.” 


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