South Forsyth’s JV team dominates West Forsyth Monday night


Kayleigh Emberton

A region win for SOFO Nation. The Junior Varsity softball team played West Monday August 24 in their third region game of the season. After a long, and successful battle, South came off on top with a 9-0 win. A incredible performance by each member of the team leaves South undefeated in the region.

Kayleigh Emberton, Senior Editor

On Monday August 24, the Lady War Eagles faced the Lady Wolverines at home in a JV region softball game. After a long break due to Covid-19, the girls returned to the field better than ever with a winning record of 3-1 and undefeated in the region. 

It’s three strikes you’re out. Monday night the Lady War Eagles JV softball team dominated the field beating out West, a region competitor. Each girl worked hard on defense behind pitcher, Josie Crossman. (Kay)

The region game started at 5:55 PM with the Lady Wolverines batting first. The first batter for West hit a slow roller to Ryan Bennett at second base for the first out of the game. The second out was a hard hit back to the pitcher. A changeup on a full count led to a drop third strike, but South’s catcher, Megan Lochhead, threw down to first for the third out.

Josie Crossman led the War Eagle offense with a hard hit through the gap. Crossman stole second and third leaving a runner in scoring position.  Karli Casey hit a solid ground ball to the third baseman for an RBI. South led the game 1-0 in the bottom of the first inning with only one out. Another hard hit to the West’s third baseman resulted in an error. Annie Rose was safe at first base and brought in another run for the War Eagles. West Forsyth’s defense held South at 2 runs. 

The top of the second inning rolled around and a double by West put a runner in scoring position with no outs. A ball to the backstop brought the runner to third base. As the game progresses, there were runners on the corners with two outs. An amazing performance by Josie Crossman struck out a batter for out number three, getting the War Eagles out of the second inning. 

Megan Lochhead led the War Eagles in the bottom of the second inning with Delaney Pate on deck. Both girls strike out leaving Ryan Bennet up to bat during a two out rally. Ryan got on base bringing the top of the lineup. A hit deep center brought Ryan home making the score 3-0 with two outs in the bottom of the second inning. South’s offense was very consistent for the rest of the inning. They waited for strikes to cross the plate, never swinging at a pitch too low or too high. However everything must come to an end. By the top of the third inning, the War Eagles lead 5-0. 

Kayleigh Emberton

The third inning rolled around and the first batter hit a pop up to right field. The War Eagles right fielder, Meghan Emberton, caught the ball for the first out of the inning.  The War Eagle’s defense continued to make the necessary plays and ended the inning with no harm done.

After West’s offensive fail in the third inning, Riley Carr hits a ball to shallow center and got on base. After the War Eagles scored four runs, there were two outs and Annie Rose stepped into the batter’s box. A strikeout switched sides and West had another chance to even the score.  

A long battle between the Wolverines and War Eagles ended up victorious for South. The Umpires called the game early and the Junior Varsity softball teams brings home another region win.