The Seminole Ridge High School varsity softball team topped visiting Royal Palm Beach High School 2-1 on Friday, April 6 during the Lady Hawks’ Senior Night.
Though the score was tied most of the game, the Lady Hawks picked up a home run in the final inning to honor their senior players with a win.
The Lady Hawks jumped out to an early lead in the first inning when Audrey Forbes hit a double to land her on second base. Taylor Beckman hit the ball to drive her in, making the score 1-0 early on.
But the Lady Wildcats responded during their next at-bat. Jenna Bellach hit a single to put her on first base. Then, Brianna Alex hit a single to drive her to second. But it was two errors by Seminole Ridge that helped Bellach run home, tying the score at 1.
Both teams struggled to break the tie for the rest of the game, but it wasn’t until the last inning that the game had a clear winner.
Ashley Miranda hit a single and was driven to third with a hit by Shay Stevens. Another hit drove Miranda home, finishing the game 2-1.
Both teams gear up to head into the district playoffs next week, but the schedule was not available at press time.