Great season for Lady Grizzlies

BY CAM MCDOUGAL

The Lady Grizzly softball team has a lot to be proud of.  While the season may not have ended exactly how they wanted it to, they can certainly hold their heads high and be proud of the accomplishments that they achieved.

On Tuesday, May 16th, the Grizzlies faced third seeded Highland in round 2 of the district playoffs. At one point, the Grizzlies found themselves down by a score of 6-0.

Outfielder Corynn Rench said, “We were down, but we knew we were not out. We knew  we could come back.”

That’s exactly what they did too. They battled back to tie the game and send it into extra innings. In the eighth inning, it was Corynn who hit the game ending double which scored the winning run.

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Cassidy McDougal,Maddi Long and team celebrate their victory over Highland leading them to the district final. PHOTO BY AKRON BEACON JOURNAL

“It was the best feeling ever. Crossing the plate and knowing that I had scored the winning run was great. We never doubted that we could come back,” said Cassidy McDougal, who used her speed to score from second base and end the game.

Unfortunately, that same luck didn’t follow them into the championship game against state ranked Walsh Jesuit. Wednesday, May 17th saw the end of the season for the Grizzlies. Walsh was seeded number one in the tournament and the Grizzlies knew it was going to be a tough game. The Grizzlies came out swinging and took an early 2-0 lead. However, the tide changed and a few errors and some good hitting on the part of Walsh saw that lead quickly dwindle.

Maddi Long added, “We played tough, but it just wasn’t enough in the end.”

Taking second place in the district championship is nothing to be ashamed of . The Grizzlies should be proud of all of their accomplishments this year, and with a team full of returning talent next year, the future looks very bright for Lady Grizzly softball.

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