Photos by Amanda Hall
Coming off two big wins, including an extra inning win against Charleston, The Lavaca Lady Arrows prepared for day two of this year’s Clarksville Softball Tournament. Lavaca would play three games yesterday starting with a semifinal matchup with Mayflower. Lavaca trailed Mayflower by one run before Mayflower’s Sarah Todd hit a three run shot over the fence. Mayflower would score one more run that inning and tool a 5-1 win over the Lady Arrows.
Next up for Lavaca was Scranton. Scranton was the visiting team and they took an early lead in a very bazar second inning. In the top of the inning Scranton put up four runs on zero hits. The inning saw one hit batter and 5 errors, to include a very questionable interference call. To their credit though, the Lady Arrows did what good teams are supposed to do. They came out in the third inning and put up six runs.
The win against Scranton sent the Lady Arrows into a third place game against Lamar. The game started at 11pm and both teams were about out of gas. The Arrows scored in the first inning on what would prove to be the winning run. Brianna Winchester and Sierra Lamb both walked to start the inning. Winchester stole third and then Tessa Leonard reached base on a hard hit ball scoring Winchester. The Lady Arrow’s defense did an amazing job of keeping Lamar off of the scoreboard and earning the win.
Lavaca moves to 6-1 on the season and proved that they are going to be a very tough team this year. Coach Vire explained his expectations coming into the tournament and his take-aways from the weekend. Coach explained, “ There are a few things we wanted to accomplish by entering this tournament; We wanted to face some really good pitching, we wanted to see how we would respond when adversity hits, and we wanted to compete against some bigger schools. I was proud of the way the girls responded when we faced some adversity, I think we grew up a lot. There were several occasions when we could have given in, but we never gave up and we found ways to win. We finished 4-1 and took third place. Obviously, we wanted to play for a championship this weekend, but I love what I saw from our team this weekend and I am proud of them for competing hard all weekend.” Next up for the Lady Arrows is a home game Monday afternoon against the Danville Little Johns. Game time is 4:30.
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