Lady Cougars win a number of one-run games

Hampshire catcher Jordan Snyder tags Jefferson’s Shelby McTighe as she tries to score.

On Wednesday, March 28, Jefferson’s softball team was able to rally in the top of the seventh inning to post a come-from-behind, 5-4, win over homestanding Hampshire. Shannon Lyons was Jefferson’s pitcher of record and also crashed a home run in the top of the seventh.

The next night, the Lady Cougars bested visiting Millbrook High from Frederick County, Va., 10-9, in a game played under the lights in Shenandoah Junction. The Lady Cougars plated the game-deciding run in the bottom of the seventh inning.

Leading the Jefferson offense were Alexandra Witt, Lauren Lewis, Emma Barr, Kari Nuse, Shannon Lyons, and Brittney Jackson.

For the second time this season, Woodgrove High from Loudoun County defeated the Lady Cougars in a game abbreviated by the mercy rule. On Friday, the once-beaten Wolverines stopped Jefferson, 14-1.

Walks helped fuel a multi-run second inning for the Wolverines. Woodgrove scored seven runs in the second with the aid of only two hits.

Leading 9-0 in the fourth, the Wolverines scored another five runs. Trailing, 14-0, Jefferson scored a run in the bottom of the fourth when Layla Adinolfi singled in Lauren Lewis. But the mercy rule was invoked.

On Saturday, Jefferson improved its overall record to 8-3 with a 6-3 win over Buckhannon High. The Buccaneers fell to 7-2 overall with the loss.

The Lady Cougars improved to 9-3 with a 7-6, extra-inning win on Monday over visiting East Hardy. Lyons was the winning pitcher. Jefferson trailed for several innings and had to make a comeback just to get into extra innings.

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