Varsity Softball Fast Pitch · Varsity Softball Fast Pitch falls to Newcastle 5 – 2 in Regional Finals

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The Blanchard Lady Lions faced Newcastle in the regional finals and lost 5-2 to the Racers who were last years 4A runner ups and who are also the favorite to win it all this year as they lost no starters from last year’s team. The Lions had 7 hits off of ace pitcher Makenzie Wagner who has kept hitters off balance her entire career at Newcastle. The Lions showed no quit in the contest even being down 4-0 after the first inning. Senior pitcher Avery Schneringer threw all 6 innings for the Lions, 12 all together on the day, and gave the Lady Lions a chance to win the elimination game. A very gutsy performance for the senior who ended her career in the circle Friday. Offensively the Lions were lead by Talise Jones and Callie Hacker who both had multiple hits while Jayme Joyce and Emylee Campbell also got a hit in the contest. The loss to Newcastle ended the season for the Lions but not without a fight. Coach Blake Stringer could not be more proud of the grit and determination from his team who played the Racers all seven innings with no fear and all fight!