JV softball looking to improve more

Published 9:13 am Thursday, March 10, 2022

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Coming off a brutal loss in the season opener, the Davie JV softball team showed heart in the second game at Forbush on March 4. The result was a second loss, but Davie could hold its head up after a 10-7 decision.

The opener was a 17-0, five-inning home loss to Mooresville on Feb. 28.

“It was a hundred times better than the first game,” first-year coach Nathan Handy said. “We hit the ball. In the first game, we only put two or three balls in play. Everybody at least put the ball in play (against Forbush), and we had a lot of production from our top four or five girls.”

The War Eagles held leads of 4-3 and 5-3. They erased a 7-5 deficit by scoring twice in the top of the sixth. They were up for the challenge until the Falcons pushed across three runs in the last of the sixth.

Raelyn Lankford (three hits), Delaney Parsons (two), Hanna Steinour (two) and Ashley Smith (two) had multi-hit afternoons. Gracie Garwood had one hit.

“We’ve got something to build upon,” Handy said. “We can see where our weaknesses are and where our strengths are.”

The infield showed considerable promise, particularly shortstop Lankford, second baseman Cora Nicholson and first baseman Callie Wisecarver.

“Our infield looked really solid,” he said.