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Softball wins First Round of State Tournament
October 13th, 2010


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The Varsity softball team swept a doubleheader to win the first round of the State Softball Tournament.  They now advance to second "Sweet Sixteen" round and will  play a doubleheader here at St. Pius X on October 20th.  The Lady Lions advanced by defeating the Gilmer County Bobcats, winning 2 - 0 and then 12 - 4.  In the first game, Natasha Sherrod pitched a 3-hit shutout, striking out 9 Bobcats in the process.  The Bobcat pitcher was almost as tough.  The Lady Lions finally broke through in the bottom of the fifth with a bunt single by Trish Feeney, who later scored on a single by Liz Schneider.  Rebecca Ponce de Leon added an insurance run with her fourth home run of the season.

In the second game, the Lady Lions fell behind 4 - 0, but the bats ROARED back in the third inning as we batted around and scored seven runs to take the lead.  Rebecca Ponce de Leon, pitching in relief, stifled the Bobcats by not allowing a hit.  Our final runs were scored in fifth inning, capped off by a GRAND SLAM HOME RUN by Sarah Rawls. 

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