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Sunday, June 23, 2024

Lady Arrows Roll to a 13-2 win in season opener.


Photos by Amanda Hall and Johnna Morgan

The Lavaca Lady Arrows asserted their will over Westside on their way to a 13-2 victory. Lavaca Lady Arrows got things moving in the first inning, when Jessica Flanagan doubled on a 1-0 count, scoring a run. The Lady Arrows went on to score two more runs in the first, two in the second, one in the fourth, three in the fifth and four in the sixth. Lavaca had a total of 16 hits in the game. Tessa Leonard and Brianna Winchester led the team with 3 each, Four other Lady Arrows had 2 hits each, Jessica Flanagan, BethAnn May, Lindsey Morgan, and Morgan Taylor. The Lady Arrows were also very solid on the base path. The Lady Arrows managed to steal 12 bases with Brianna Winchester leading the way with 3 of them.

BethAnn May was the starting pitcher for the Lady Arrows. She went all six innings, and faced 25 batters. She allowed only two runs on five hits and struck out ten. BethAnn might have been on a basketball court just a week ago, but she appeared to be in mid season form already.

Lavaca Lady Arrows totaled 16 hits in the game. Winchester, Leonard, Flanagan, May, Morgan, and Taylor each collected multiple hits for the Lady Arrows. Leonard and Winchester each collected three hits to lead the Arrows to a victory. Lavaca Lady Arrows tore up the base paths, as three players stole at least two bases. Winchester led the way with three. The Lady Arrows didn’t commit a single error in the field.

Coach Vire was very happy with what he saw tonight, saying, “I was happy for the girls to get the first win under their belts. We have some things to sharpen up but overall I was pleased with our play tonight. We have a lot of speed this year, which is a huge blessing. I thought we did a lot of good things on the base paths. Beth Ann did a good job on the mound, she fought through the cold weather, striking out 10 batters and she will continue getting stronger with time.”

The Lady Arrows will travel to Mountainburg Thursday for a non-conference game at 4:00 against the Lady Dragons.

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