Strong 2-0 postseason start for red-hot Lady Ads softball
Winning its first two District 4-AAA Tournament games by a combined 31-0, the last being a 9-0 victory against No. 4 seed Heritage Thursday, May 6, the top-seeded Lady Ads — still unbeaten as press deadline against 4-AAA opponents this season at 16-0 (28-2 overall) — look to add a district tourney title to its league crown by week’s end.
“We’re doing pretty good,” said FHS head coach Nick Green, 4-AAA Coach of the Year. “We’re hitting the ball, pitching great, playing good defense.”
Next up: a winner’s bracket game versus No. 3-seed William Blount Tuesday, May 11, at Bearden (after deadline).
Against the Lady Mountaineers, junior lefty and staff ace Avery Flatford, 4-AAA Pitcher of the Year, went the distance, allowing just two hits and three walks with 12 strikeouts — setting down 12 of the final 13 HHS batters.
A nice diving grab by catcher Autumn Caywood was a defensive highlight.
Offensively, Avery “Ace” Strickland led with three hits, including a double. Ava Guzowski added two hits, including a double, while Lauren Brakovec blasted a two-run homer. Single hits came from Young, Hannah Pfeifer (RBI), Caywood, Sarah Livingston (RBI), Emily Musco and Jordan Kanipe (RBI).