By LEE HILLER, Journal Sports
Calvary pitcher Kynzee Anderson tossed a 1-hit shutout as the Lady Cavaliers disposed of Ascension Christian 15-0 in four innings in the first round of the LHSAA Division IV softball playoffs Tuesday.
Anderson, an eighth grader, struck out eight in raising her record to 16-9 on the season as Calvary improved to 21-12.
Three Lady Cavaliers had three hits in a 16-hit attack. DJ Lynch was 3-for-3 with two RBI, Kelsey Coburn 3-for-4 with three RBI and Carlie Guile 3-for-3. Coburn had a double and Guile a triple.More with multiple hits included Tavia Leadon who was 2-for-4, with a home run and drove in four runs, Mary Grace Woodle had two doubles in four at bats and Maggie Moore doubled for Calvary.
None of the other local schools were as fortunate in dropping opening round games.
DUTCHTOWN 5, BENTON 4: The Lady Tigers’ seventh-inning rally wasn’t quite enough to avoid losing at home in the 5A playoffs.
Benton (19-10) found itself down 5-2 entering its final at bat in the seventh inning. Olivia Burns and Kennedy LaPierre led off with back-to-back singles. One out later Sophia Livers doubled to score Emersyn Disotell, who came in to pinch run for Burns, and also plated LaPierre to draw the Lady Tigers within 5-4. Dutchtown pitcher Abby Froelich recorded the final two outs to close out the game.
The Lady Tigers took a 2-0 lead into the fifth inning thanks to a Marissa Schoth home run in the second inning and a Piper Stephens RBI double in the fourth.
ST. JOSEPH ACADEMY 10, BYRD 0: The Lady Jackets’ season came to an end on the road in a Division I playoff game. Kate Shaw and Hadley Thompkins had the only hits for Byrd, which finished the season 8-19.