SCA softball wins in shootout

Published 10:06 pm Thursday, March 13, 2014

The Suffolk Christian Academy softball team battled it out with visiting Peninsula Catholic High School on a cold and windy Thursday, but the host Lady Knights emerged victorious by the score of 16-12.

SCA head coach Robert Lester expressed pride in his players.

“I think they did great,” he said. “(There were) a few things that we expected coming in — a little bit of nervousness, not everybody on the same page to start with, stuff like that, but I think they did a great job of meshing together.”

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Seventh-grader Penelope Franklin got the win in the circle, throwing six strikeouts, and also had a stellar day at bat, going 4-for-5, with four runs scored.

Kaleigh McLeod went 3-for-4 with three runs batted in and four runs scored, Marlee Lynn went 3-for-4, with three RBIs and three runs scored and Caitlin Hankins also went 3-for-4, producing four RBIs and two runs scored.

Kelly Lester went 2-for-5, including a double, two runs scored and a stolen base, while Ashley Parsons also went 2-for-5 with a run scored and an RBI.

SCA (1-0) returns to action on Tuesday at Atlantic Shores Christian School.