Girls Varsity Softball · Lexington Ladies Battle Back to Win Game 2! Final on Friday

In Game 1 of the 5A State Championship series on Monday, Byrnes exploded for 9 runs in the 6th inning to erase a big Wildcat lead and claim the win.  On Wednesday at Lexington, facing strong pitching and a solid defensive effort, the big inning didn’t happen for the Rebels as they were held to just 1 run.

Before an overflow crowd, the Lady Wildcats scored 2 in the opening frame and added another run in the 2nd inning as senior Hannah Kumiyama hit a solo shot to left-center field, her 16th of the season.  The Cats tacked on 2 more in the 4th inning to take a 5-0 lead.

The Rebel score came in the top of the 5th on a homerun.

With the series tied at a game apiece, Lexington and Byrnes will play for the championship on Friday evening at a neutral site to de determined by the SC High School League on Thursday morning.  The Wildcats last won a softball state title 18 seasons ago.

Byrnes             0  0  0  0  1  0  0          1 – 6 – 0
Lexington       2   1  0  2  0  0  x          5 – 6 – 1