Lady Eagles Champions of the 1st Ever Mideastern Conference Softball Tournament

05/09/2014

The softball team won the first ever Mid-Eastern Conference softball tournament last night beating Laney 4-3 in 8 innings. We will take the 1 seed in state playoffs and host the first round game Tuesday with the time and opponent to be set.
After a couple of our defensive miscues Laney took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the 2nd inning. We then used 3 hits and a Laney miscue to score 3 in the top of the 3rd inning to lead 3-1. The challenging defensive play continued in the 3rd and 4th for us as we gave up a run in each inning to tie 3-3. Each team settled on defense and pitching and both had chances to score in the 7th but defensive play stopped each chance. In the 8th Jessica Stergakos led the inning with hit (put Jordan Harvey in to run for her), Aliza Hollemon bunted Jordan over to second and Rachel Swartwood got a 2 out base hit to score Jordan from 2nd base. The fun then really satrted as we go on the field up 4-3. We hit the lead off batter and made error to runners on 1st and 2nd with no outs. The next hitter popped up for the 1st out, then the following batter popped up in the infield and was called out for infield fly (2nd out) which we dropped. We then try for the out at 3rd but was too late but Jordan Floyd threw to 2nd to Lauren Brooks who knew to tag the runner sliding in for the out at 2nd to end the game.
 
The Lady Eagles will host a first round NCHSAA State playoff game on Tuesday, 5/13 at 6:00pm