The Washington School softball team is just two games into the young season, but already the Lady Generals are showing that they have the potential for a great season.
On Friday, the Lady Gens opened the season with an 11-1 road victory over Indianola Academy. Then on Monday, Washington (2-0) followed this victory up with a 9-3 win on the road over Carroll Academy.
Allie Stevens, now a senior, was the winning pitcher for the Generals in both victories, In the victory over Indianola Academy, she struck out eight batters and walked none in five innings of work. Stevens then struck out 14 batters in more than six innings of work in the Lady Generals victory over Carroll Academy.
“This is Allie’s senior year, and she is starting out great for us,” Washington coach Hunter Palasini said. “She has been throwing a lot of strikes and working the zone.”
Coach Palasin has also been impressed by many of his batters in the first two games. Haleigh Cingolani, Meg Giachelli and Meri Madison George, for example, each collected multiple hits for the Lady Generals in their win against Indianola Academy.
“They are hitting the ball good, and each season we always plan on having a championship and this season is no different,” the Washington coach said.
In Friday’s win, The Lady Generals broke the game open in the fifth inning when Laney Wallace, Ellie Zepponi and Suzi Paige Vaughan each drove in runs.
In the victory over Carroll Academy Monday, Vaughan, George and Mary Glenn Hooker each collected two hits, with George scoring three runs and Vaughan scoring two runs.
The Lady Generals were scheduled to travel to Sharkey Issaquena on Tuesday before their first home game of the season Thursday against Indianola Academy.