Home field advantage pays off for Lady Eagles

by | September 14, 2018 4:17 pm

by HALEI LAMB
   Perhaps one of the biggest advantages in sports is playing on your home turf. From hearing a rowdy crowd behind you, being prepared for how a hard hit ground ball will hop on your own field’s dirt, knowing about every little divot in the outfield, and everything in between—in sports, all those seemingly minute differences can make or break a team.
   These past few weeks for the varsity Lady Eagles softball team epitomized all of that. When they played on the road, they dropped two games. When they came back home to Stillmore, they whooped up on their opponents and put big numbers up in the process.
   On August 21, David Emanuel traveled to Louisville to take on long-time rival Thomas Jefferson Academy. A 2-run deficit put the Jags on top in the end 7–5, but that’s not to imply the Lady Eagles didn’t put up a fight.
   Carli Patterson, in her senior campaign, continues to lead the way. She went 3–4 at the plate with a triple, stolen base, and 3 runs scored. She also toed the rubber for DEA and went the distance, sitting down six batters throughout the seven innings.
   Sub-freshman Jaylin Hall had…

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