Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Cathedral High School
The Lady Irish varsity softball team posted an impressive 6-1 victory over perennial power Lafayette Harrison. The Irish took a 1-0 lead in the 3rd inning when Jordan Lyman doubled to center scoring Mia Dittoe. Lafayette Harrison’s solo homer in the bottom of the 4th knotted the game at 1-all.
With 2 out in the top of the 6th, Andi Manship singled to move Brittany Ford into scoring position. Pinch hitter Emily Timberman singled to center to drive in Ford for the 2-1 advantage by the Irish.
The Irish scored 4 more runs in the top of the 7th with some efficiently placed bunting to advance base runners. Jordan Lyman’s suicide squeeze bunt down the 3rd baseline drove in Mia Dittoe. Brittany Ford gave the Irish even more breathing room by blasting a two run homer to left field.
Irish pitcher Annika Garwood picked up her 2nd win in two days while striking out 6 batters and surrendering only 3 hits, a season low for the Raiders.