By Mac McLeod,
With a spectacular come-from-behind win last Tuesday, the Livingston Academy softball team closed down their regular season and now look to the playoffs.
It was Senior Night for the Lady Cats and their final home game at home was a big deal and they did it in fine form, scoring two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning, then holding off powerful Watertown for a 10-8 win to finish the regular season with a 14-14 record.
Watertown got on the board first, breaking a 0-0 draw in the top of the third inning with 3 runs, but the Lady Cats roared back in the bottom of the inning to get hits from Abby Stevens, Jazlyn Flowers, and Addie Brown to tie the score at 3.
But the Lady Purple Tigers just wouldn’t stay down and roared back with a blistering fourth inning, sending five runners across the plate to take an 8-4 lead. Things weren’t looking all that good for the home team, but Livingston stormed back, scoring four runs to knot the game at 8.
Neither team scored in the fifth, but Livingston put two on the board in the bottom of the sixth that included a home run from Flowers. Watertown couldn’t answer in the top of the seventh and Livingston danced off with the win.
It was a big night at the plate for the LA batters and seven Lady Wildcats produced 11 hits, including two each from Jordan Key, Stevens, Flowers, and Brown. Jena Harris had one along with one each from Sydney Moffitt and Emma Dulworth. Key scored twice along with Stevens, while Flowers scored three times and drove in three runs. Harris and Dulworth each scored once along with Ashton Jenkins.
Sabrina Garrett started in the pitcher’s circle and went three innings, giving up 9 hits and 8 runs. Leah Clark and Key joined forces in the circle, getting the visitors out the remaining three innings without a hit or a run.
Livingston Academy will now wait to see who it will face when tournament action gets underway Friday, May 7.