LCA Softball has been on the rise in recent years. Recording 20 wins for the first time in school history last season, the young Eagles enter 2018 trying to figure out how to replace Brooklyn Brinegar's (now playing at Asbury) offense and steady defense at first base.If the first two games are any indication, they have found their offense already!
Last Monday on a wet night, LCA started it's season on a really good note. They traveled to district rival Lexington Catholic and came away with an impressive 15-2 victory. LCA tallied 11 hits and commited 3 errors, while holding the Knights without a hit. The winning pitcher was freshman Emilie Teall. The Eagles were led in hitting by senior Brylin Isaacs (3-4), junior Millie German (2-3), sophomore Olivia Paris (2-4) and Teall (2-4, including a HR). Isaacs and junior Elise Shewmaker each had a triple, while German (2), Paris (2) and Isaacs also had doubles.
Their bats stayed hot Friday night in a 13-2 road win over George Rogers Clark. Once again, the Eagles ponded the ball with 14 hits & only 1 error. GRC had 5 hits & 4 errors. Teall got the win on the mound and LCA was led in hitting by Paris (3-3), Shewmaker (4-5), Wade (2-4) and Isaacs (2-5). Extra base hits were also plentiful as Shewmaker had 2 triples, while Wade and Paris each had one. Shewmaker and Wade each added a double.
It is still early, but so far the Eagle softball program is continuing to rise to begin 2018.