Montgomery Catholic Softball Advances to State

Montgomery Catholic Softball Advances to State 1

The Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School softball team advanced to the state tournament held at Lagoon Park May 17 – 18.  The Knights had their backs against the wall on Saturday, May 11, at the Regional Tournament held in Gulf Shores, Alabama. The Knights had to win three games after a two-hour rain delay and each game an elimination game.

After defeating Slocomb 5-3 on a one-hitter by Sydney O’Connor, the Knights fell to Straughn 8-5 to fall into the losers’ bracket for Saturday action.  After a two-hour rain delay, the Knights made short work of T.R. Miller 15-0 in four innings to advance to within two games of a state tournament berth.
That game set the stage for two epic contests for the Knights to get into the round of eight.
The first game, a 1-0 victory over Geneva was a pitchers’ dual from the outset.  However, it was one swing of the bat by Lauren Walker in the top of the seventh inning that gave Montgomery Catholic the victory and sent them into a winner take all match up with Opp.
Just 20 minutes after leaving the field against Geneva, the Knights took the field against Opp and played a 12-inning affair scoring two runs in the top of the 12th inning to take the victory and earn the berth in the tournament.

Montgomery Catholic’s Varsity Softball team is coached by Coach Britt Taylor and Assistant Coach Abbey Beesley.  The 2013 team is Ali Harper, Lauren Walker, Jessie Clark, Ansley Taylor, Agnes Armstrong, Kristianna Davison, McKinlee Houghland, Callie Wilkinson, Kirstin Wood, Sydney O’Connor, Hadley Taylor, Alex Jolley.

The AHSAA Class 3A State Tournament will be held at Lagoon Park in Montgomery with games starting at 10:30 AM on Friday May 17. The Knights will face Pisgah at 12 noon for their first game.
Montgomery Catholic Softball Advances to State 2
Congratulations to the Knights for advancing to the State Tournament!

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