Softball season ends in 3-game series against Georgetown


Jack Densmore

Senior Kara Jones swinging for the ball against Georgetown. The team played three games against Georgetown for the playoffs.

The season for the Lady Lions varsity softball team ended after facing a tough Georgetown team for three games at Liberty Hill High School.

“We didn’t hit well,” senior Shelby Irlbeck said. “We had hits but they weren’t strung together. We also had errors at moments when we needed to execute.”

Game 1 started off on a delay due to weather conditions. The first five innings were scoreless as both defenses didn’t allow any runs. It wasn’t until the bottom of the 6th inning that the Lady Lions scored, and the inning ended with a 4-0 lead and the win.

“I thought we did a good job of keeping ourselves in the game,” junior Hailey MacKay said. “So, that we could go and score runs and I thought we played solid defense.”

The next day, the Lady Lions prepared for game two against the Lady Eagles. Georgetown took the lead with a score of 1-0 after the first inning. The second inning was scoreless, and Georgetown gained another run during the third to lead 2-0.

At the top of the fourth inning junior Shannon Dodd scored the first run for the Lady Lions that night making it a 2-1 ball game. After the fifth inning Georgetown led 3-1 after scoring another run. The Lady Lions would then be stopped short with Georgetown gaining the victory 5-1 in game 2.

“I would’ve liked to produce more at the plate,” MacKay said. “I thought I played really good defense for the most part.”

Game 3 kicked off with a scoreless first inning. After the second, Georgetown took a 4-0 lead. Both the 3rd and 4th innings were scoreless and in the 5th inning Georgetown added 5 runs, making it a 9-0 ball game. The Lady Lions fell to Georgetown 9-0 after game three ending the Lady Lions season.

“I think we did well,” Irlbeck said. “Obviously we didn’t accomplish all we wanted to accomplish, but it doesn’t take away from our stellar moments this season.”