Legacy softballers achieve 6-2 win-loss record

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

Kate McLaughlin smashes a triple then crosses the plate on a passed ball to score Legacy’s first run in a 7-6 win over Heritage Christian Academy Tuesday. Photo by Sue Austreng

Kate McLaughlin smashes a triple then crosses the plate on a passed ball to score Legacy’s first run in a 7-6 win over Heritage Christian Academy Tuesday. 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.

Next, Legacy took the field Friday against Concordia Academy-Roseville. At game’s end, Legacy lost 2-1 against a well-matched opponent.

The Lions got their game face on when they returned to home field Tuesday to face Heritage Christian Academy, a team on a four-game losing streak when it stepped on to the Legacy field.

It was a battle of the bats with Heritage crossing the plate for the lead 1-0 in the first.

Legacy responded and took the lead after two innings, then relinquished the lead and never posed a serious threat until the bottom of the sixth when the Lions rallied with rapid base hits to go up by one run.

Final score, Legacy 7, Heritage 6.

“It was a nice comeback. Nice win,” coach McLaughlin said to the girls after the last out.

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

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