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Fox Creek’s season ends in Richburg

  • Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Staff Photo by Scott Rodgers Shortstop Betty Vignati prepares to turn a double-play against Lewisville.

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Five runs in four games.


That was the difference between Lewisville and Fox Creek’s softball teams this year. On Wednesday night the Lady Lions put an end to the Predators’ season, completing a sweep on the year, with a 3-2 victory.


Fox Creek (21-8) held a 2-1 lead into the sixth inning, with the two runs being scored in the first. Lewisville’s Dee Ealey reached on a single to start things off, and she was followed by Tamiya Davis, who hit a rocket to center field. The ball took a weird hop outside of the stretch of center fielder Nicole Gibson’s glove and led to the tying run.


As she has done all year, freshman pitcher Jada Simpson guided her team through the storm. She struck out a batter to record the second out and induced a grounder to escape further damage.


Lewisville leadoff hitter Logan Miller hit a ball to left fielder Emily Lingerfelt, who got a late break on the ball. The result put Miller on second with no outs. Autumn Jordan laid down a bunt toward the first base line to move Miller over. Fox Creek first baseman Erin Harrison fielded the ball and tagged Jordan, then aggressively went after the lead runner at third. The throw was too high for Muniz and it sailed into left field. Though Lingerfelt made the play close at the plate it wasn’t enough.


A visibly frustrated Bell, who tried to keep his team from collapse, couldn’t help but voice frustration at the outcome.


“How are you supposed to win the ballgame?” he said. “Out of all of that we were still winning the game. The only thing I was upset about today is that we didn’t put the ball on the bat. We just never quite got it going.”


Gibson called this year the best of her four seasons, despite her illness.


“We are all family and are all so close to each other,” she said. “I love each and every one of them as if they are my sister. They look up to me like I’m a big sister, and it’s so sweet. I wish all my girls the best of luck next season. I will definitely be there to support them.”


Scott Rodgers is the news editor at The North Augusta Star.


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