Softball: Legacy beats PACT Panthers 11-1

Led by pitching ace Marie McLaughlin, Legacy Christian Academy beat the PACT Panthers 11-1 April 19 in girls’ softball.

Legacy pitching ace freshman Marie McLaughlin never allowed more than four hitters per inning as the Lions stomped on PACT 11-1 April 19. Photo by Sue Austreng

Legacy pitching ace freshman Marie McLaughlin never allowed more than four hitters per inning as the Lions stomped on PACT 11-1 April 19. Photo by Sue Austreng

On the mound and at the plate, McLaughlin got the job done, never allowing more than four hitters per inning and then stepping up to the plate and hitting a triple into deep left field in the top of the fifth.

Adding to McLaughlin’s triple, the Lions’ four stolen bases and nine singles produced a decisive win that puts the Lions at 5-1 so far this season.

Before PACT pitcher Abigail Rickenbach threw the game’s first pitch, Lions coach Matt McLaughlin expressed concern about his team’s line-up for the game, saying Legacy was four players short because of the school play.

“Yeah, we’ve got four in the play so they’re not here, including our starting catcher,” McLaughlin said.

But the Lions literally stepped up to the plate.

“The kids did great …. with two new coaches, a couple new players, they’re really coming along – even without the full line-up,” McLaughlin said.

Next, Legacy takes the field tonight (Friday) against Concordia Academy-Roseville. First pitch is at 7 p.m.

Sue Austreng is at
sue.austreng@ecm-inc.com

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