The Lackey Softball team started the week off strong as they secured a victory at home against St. Charles 7-5 and improved their record to 3-2 on the season.
Junior Madison Furman continued to prove that she is one of the more dominant pitchers in the county, allowing only three hits while striking out five lady Spartans to earn her fourth victory on the season. Although the Chargers were missing some key defensive pieces, the young team responded well even though they played out of position at times. Sophomore Savannah McBain earned her first start in the outfield, junior Brianna Fuchs played 2nd base the entire game, and freshman Morgan Berry started at first base. Each of them made key plays to help keep the Chargers alive in a very tight game. The Lady Chargers remained aggressive on the base paths and also collected some timely hits as the game wore on. Senior Bethany Dearing had a key bunt and Junior Deja Brown continued her streak of putting the ball in play. Fuchs broke open a 3-3 tie in the bottom of the sixth with a bases loaded single after freshman Emma Shumpert led the inning off with a walk. Freshman Danielle Monopoli had a big single and then freshman Paige Hill hit a ball off of the fence that would have been a grand slam to break open a close game.
The Chargers play a pivotal game in county on Wednesday as they travel to Pomfret to take on the McDonough Rams.