Softball season comes to a close for Lady Indians

Published 12:57 pm Saturday, May 30, 2015

The sixth-seeded Southampton softball team may have been eliminated from the Conference 25 Tournament in the first round, but head coach Amy Davis said she was more than proud of her girls’ effort this year.

“Overall, we had a great season,” Davis said. “Most of our losses were close games. A hit here or there and the game would have gone the other way.”

Coming off a 13-2 win over Surry County in the regular season finale, the Lady Indians looked to upset the three-seeded York Falcons. On the heels of striking out seven Cougars in the previous win, they sent senior pitcher Katelyn Cobb to the mound again.

“[She] pitched an outstanding game, only giving up three hits,” Davis said.

Ultimately, Southampton fell 6-0, as freshman Diamond Jones registered the Lady Indians’ only hit of the ballgame.

“We will greatly miss our seniors,” Davis said, noting that Cobb and utility player Sierra Johnson will play collegiately at Richard Bland.

Several Lady Indians were named to various all-district teams, including first team recognition for outfielder Kelby Lewis, shortstop Skyler Bagnel and second baseman Allie Holt; second team for Cobb and first baseman Bryona Knight; and honorable mention for third baseman Stranisha Darden and catcher Savannah Nipper.

“With eight returning starters, we are looking forward to improving on our season next year,” Davis said.