JV softball on a roll

Published 8:54 am Thursday, March 30, 2023

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After floundering for a little while – three straight losses between March 6-10 – the Davie JV softball team is ascending.

The War Eagles took down West Forsyth and West Rowan to extend their winning streak to four. The score at W. Forsyth on March 21 was 8-4; the margin against visiting W. Rowan on March 23 was 5-1.

Chloe Smith was a major factor, pitching a pair of complete games.

“She pitched very well both games,” coach Mike Foster said. “She has some pretty nasty offspeeds and changeups that they tend to bite on. Abby (Lankford, the catcher) is doing an incredible job of (calling pitches).”

Speaking of Lankford, she is still swinging a blistering bat.

“Abby is a hitting machine,” Foster said. “I tell her she’s a monster at the plate. In her first time at-bat, (West Rowan) threw around her so she wouldn’t hit. They threw her nothing good. They did a scouting report; they knew.”

The War Eagles entered the week with a record of 6-3.

“Ava Tomlinson is hitting well,” he said. “Chloe is hitting really well, although a lot of hers are sacrifices because she’s a slapper. But she’s done really well for me. Really, all the girls have improved so much.”