The Varsity Softball team defeated neighborhood and region rivals North Springs 5-4 in thrilling fashion Thursday, September 20, 2018.
On an extremely warm September evening, the Lady Raiders welcomed the middle school softball team from Ridgeview to celebrate Junior Raider night. The visiting Junior Raiders (photo below) and the enthusiastic crowd witnessed a nerve-racking back and forth contest.
The Lady Raiders jumped out to an early lead in the bottom of the second inning; however, the Lady Spartans immediately tied the game at 2-2 in the top of the third. When the Lady Raiders scored a run in the bottom of the fourth inning, the Lady Spartans again responded in the following frame to even the score at 3-3. In the bottom of the sixth, the Lady Raiders claimed a short-lived 4-3 lead; North Springs came right back in the top of the seventh to tie, 4-4. In the bottom of the seventh, with a runner on second base, Junior Anna Grace Fantucci stepped up to the plate and blasted a triple to deep center field to drive in the winning run (see video below).
The victory moves the Lady Raiders to 5-1 in Region 6-AAAAA play with only one region contest remaining in the regular season.
The final regular season Region game is Tuesday, September 25 at home vs. Carver. First pitch 5:55pm
View or download the Varsity Softball 2018-19 Schedule