The Battery Creek softball team’s exceptional 2016 season ended with a loss to Johnsonville. Determined Johnsonville edged the Dolphins 2-1 in the Class 2-A Lower State Softball Tournament on Wednesday May 11th.
Battery Creek’s 2016 campaign ended with its second straight loss. Following a district championship triumph, Battery Creek lost to Dillon on Monday, May 9. Then, Battery Creek came up short in the postseason matchup versus Johnsonville.
Johnsonville Pitcher Savanna Young earned the win.
Battery Creek pitcher Alexis Ortiz pitched well but suffered the loss.
Young limited Battery Creek batters throughout the game. The Dolphins were held scoreless until the tournament game’s final inning.
Johnsonville scored one run in each of the first two innings to take a 2-0 lead.
Helping her high school softball team to battle back late, Emily Crosby started the seventh inning with a triple. The Dolphins were able to score and get back to within one run of Johnsonville when Crosby crossed home plate on a hit off the bat of McKenzie Young.
Battery Creek had the tying run on base in the seventh inning but couldn’t pull even with the Flashes. Instead, Johnsonville held on to win 2-1.
Despite ending its season, Battery Creek’s latest campaign included numerous highlights and achievements. The Dolphins, under the direction of head coach Stephanie Cox, advanced to the third round of the state playoffs. The 2016 Battery Creek softball team captured the first district softball title in school history.
Top photo: Emily Crosby is safe at 3rd to lead off the last inning.