Softball Records Two More District Wins

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The Lady Warriors played at Prestonwood on Tuesday, April 12, and came home with a 20-3 victory. 

Head coach Stephanie Ritter said, “Winning pitcher Kristen Wheeler did a good job in the circle as well as in the batter’s box going 3-4. 

“Leadoff batter senior Kasi Sallee went 4-5 laying down beautiful bunts and making solid contact. Kasi is doing an awesome job as leadoff!” 

Senior Savannah Ewing was also 4-5 with two doubles and two singles. Sophomore Anna Payne was 3-3 with a single, double, and triple. Senior Caitlyn Spain went 2-4 and freshman Rachel Rainwater went 2-4. In the third inning, Rainwater made a great catch in centerfield with a runner on third trying to tag up. “She nailed the runner going home as Kelsie Finch caught the ball and tagged her out – it was a great play!” said Ritter. 

On Thursday April 14, the Lady Warriors celebrated their five seniors: Savannah Ewing, Caitlyn Spain, Lauren Piekarski, Kasi Sallee, and Kristen Wheeler. These players were recognized for their great accomplishments at Liberty and where they are going in their future. 

On that day, the Lady Warriors won their last home district game against Bishop Dunne,
beating them 15-0 in four innings. 

Rainwater, the winning pitcher, pitched a one-hit shutout and struck out 10 batters. Sallee was 2-3, Rainwater was 2-3, Ewing was 3-3, Payne hit a triple, and Spain was 2-2. Wheeler hit her first homerun of the season and went 2-3. 

“Freshman Macy Manning started at third base for the first time this season and did a great job, recording her first base hit between first and second base,” said Ritter. “Macy is new to the game but is learning quickly and has amazing skills that she will build on in the future.  

The Lady Warriors have two more district games against John Paul II and Ursaline Academy. Currently, they are sitting in second place for district. 

“With our aggressive hitting and two strong pitchers, our goal is to host the first round of playoffs,” said Ritter. “These girls work hard in the classroom and on the field every day, and I couldn’t be more proud of them.” 

The Lady Warriors have a solid overall record of 18-7 and a district record of 7-3.

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