L-S Softball Comes Out on Top
The Lampeter-Strasburg Softball team had many accomplishments this season in section three. The varsity team ended with the section title, beating their rivals, Donegal, two days in a row.
The Lady Pioneers only posted three losses all season. They lost their first two games, first against Dallastown and second against Donegal, and later in the season against Penn Manor.
|Some L-S JV girls attend the game rooting on their varsity team.|
Going into what turned out to be the last game of the season, they were behind Donegal by one game. A win meant a tie-breaker for the section title, a loss meant second place and a final game against Warwick.
The softball team played fantastically that Tuesday afternoon. They ended up defeating the team 9-3. The game featured a tremendous over-the-fence home run. The home run was a good thirty feet over the fence before it finally hit the ground. With the win, the team had forced another game the next day.
The final game started off with a 3-0 L-S lead after the first inning. That got extended to 5-0. Donegal was beginning to come back, but could only get within 3 runs. From that point on it was all Pioneers. The team’s hitting took off. In the sixth inning, they were up 12-3. One more run would seal the deal. The game ended with a walk-off two run home run to win the game 14-3. The Pioneers were section champs.
|The L-S varsity softball team|
Their head coach said at the softball banquet Thursday night, “If someone were to tell me that we would beat them 9-3, I wouldn’t have believed them. And to beat them like we did last night, that was sweet.” While the banquet featured many varsity highlights, the JV team was congratulated as well.
The L-S JV softball team
The JV team finished the season undefeated for the third year in a row. There were many teams that did not have JV teams this year, but the team did what they could. They only played a couple full games this season.
One of them was their closest game against Penn Manor, which they won 9-7. Dallastown did not have a JV team this season, so their opening game was against Donegal.
Many people were worried that it would be a blow out. It was. The predicted teams just switched roles. The JV team came out of that game with a 15-0 win. They had mercy-ruled them in three innings.
|The L-S JV softball team celebrates their undefeated season.|
Both teams had incredible seasons. Hopefully, the varsity team will continue to shine as they enter playoffs.
--By Megan Manion, LS News reporter