Fred T. Foard won a match-up of powerhouses in 2A and 3A softball on Thursday, knocking off defending CVAC champion Bandys, 2-1.
The Lady Tigers (2-0) were guided on the mound by a two-hit, 15-strikeout performance from Lexi Shubert.
Addison Bolick led Foard offensively. She drove in two runs on a double in the top of the fourth inning, scoring Mackenzie Dziendziel and Ashley Oliver, who had reached base on a walk and double, respectively.
“When we picked up those two runs, that was really big,” said Foard coach David Shubert. “Addison had a couple of big hits.”
The Trojans (0-1), who were without pitcher Taylor Sigmon because of the 2A basketball playoffs, received help on the mound from Regan Smith.
The freshman allowed seven hits, two earned runs, struck out two and walked one in a solid first-ever performance.
“Regan did an outstanding job on the mound,” said Bandys coach Randi Keith. “Foard is a hitting team. We know that. For her to come in her first outing to open the season and hold that team that well, she did a great job.”
Bandys answered Foard in the bottom half of the fourth inning with a solo homer from senior first baseman Scarlett Harris.
Foard’s Lexi Shubert remained solid on the mound, striking out the last nine batters in the game to seal the win.
“Lexi made a bad pitch to Scarlett, and she smacked it out of there,” coach Shubert said. “After that inning, she settled down, which was big to come back after that.”