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Girls Junior Varsity Softball, Girls Varsity Softball · 4 Days, 4 Region Wins!

From Tuesday to Friday, the Lady Wildcats notched 4 wins on the diamond and are now tied with White Knoll atop the Region 5 standings.  The Cats are now 12-4 overall and 8-2 in region play.  After spring break, they will travel to Blythewood on Wednesday, April 19.

Last night, Lexington got off to a quick lead over River Bluff with a 3-run homer from Denaud Santini, her 5th long ball of the season.  The Cats added a run in the second inning on singles by Santini, Ashley Jacoby, and Kenzo Kaiser.

The Lady Gators tightened up the contest with 3 runs in the top of the third.  After a run crossed on 2 singles, a 2-run homer made the score 4-3.

In the bottom of the fourth, singles by Jaci Fleming, Kenzo Kaiser, and Denaud Santini resulted in a run.  Lexington picked up 2 more scores on a Gator error.  The final was 7-3.

Allie Light pitched all 7 innings, giving up just 3 runs while striking out 7.

Lexington defeated Irmo twice on Tuesday, both by shutouts.  The 8-0 final in game 1 was highlighted by a 4-run first inning.  In the game, Abby Welch went 3 for 3 with a 3-run homer and 2 doubles.  She scored twice and collected 6 RBI’s.  Denaud Santini was 2 for 2 with 3 runs scored.  Allie Light pitched a 2-hitter, striking out 5.

In the nightcap against Irmo, it was more of the same as Aleah Waters tossed a 4-hit shutout.  Lexington scored 2 in the first, 3 in the second and 1 in the fourth.  Jaci Fleming went 3 for 4 at the plate, scoring 3 runs.  Denaud Santini hit a 3-run homer in the second inning as she was 3 for 4 with 2 runs scored.  Abby Welch and Ashley Jacoby each hit a single and double.

On Thursday at Dutch Fork, the Lady Wildcats scored in all but the third inning as they earned an 8-2 victory.  At the plate, Autumn Garling hit her first homerun of the year and added a single and double in 4 at bats.  Saige Stanley went 2 for 4, collecting 3 RBI’s.  Allie Light picked up the win in the circle, going the distance and striking out 10.