Lady Eagles Softball Beats The First Academy
March 27, 2012
The Master’s Academy Varsity Softball team beat The First Academy Tuesday night 15-7 to improve to 10-5 overall.
“Taking the week off for Spring Break gave us a slow start”, commented Coach Chessum, “but once we got some momentum, things started rolling”. The Lady Eagles scored one in the 2nd inning following a double and extra base by sophomore, Alexia Taylor. Taylor scored on a sacrifice by Junior, Carissa Ellis. TFA followed with two runs in the 2nd to bring the score to 2-1. The girls began the 3rd inning with a single by sophomore, Isabelle Grier who was moved to second on a sacrifice bunt by sophomore, Hayley Ritter. Ritter would reach on an error. Both Ritter and Grier scored after a double by Freshman, Emily Scott. TFA scored another two runs in the bottom of the 3rd. In the top of the 5th, the Lady Eagles would score three runs. Ritter singled and was moved to 2nd on a bunt by junior, Chrissy Shaffer. Taylor walked and Ellis hit a single to score Ritter. Junior, Morgan Phillips hit a single to score Taylor and sophomore, Nikki Corsini hit a single to score Ellis. TFA added one run in the 5th. The score was now 6-4. Five runs were scored by the Lady Eagles in the top of the 6th inning. Freshman, Madison Campbell and Ritter walked. Shaffer singled and Scott scored Campbell on a fielders choice. Taylor walked to score Ritter and Ellis hit a single to score by Shaffer and Scott. Phillips walked and a single by Corsini scored Taylor. The girls scored four more in the 7th. Ritter and Shaffer both reached on errors and Scott reached on a walk. A single by Ellis scored Ritter and another single by Corsini scored Shaffer and Scott. Ellis scored on a single by Grier. TFA scored two more runs in the bottom of the 7th, but it wasn’t enough. The final score was 15-7. The Lady Eagles were led by sophomore, Nikki Corsini who was 2-4 with 5 RBI’s; sophomore, Hayley Ritter who was 2-3 with 4 runs scored; sophomore, Isabelle Grier who was 2-5 with 1 run and 1 RBI; and junior, Morgan Phillips who was 2-4. On the mound, Phillips improved to 9-5 overall and had 14 strikeouts in the win. The girls play Lake Highland Prep at home on Thursday night at 6pm.