When Washington School senior Allie Stevens steps in the softball circle these days, she does not think she is going to win — she knows she will.
“It is a great feeling to go out there with so much confidence,” she said. “I have been playing a lot this summer in my summer league, and I feel I am just getting better and better.”
Stevens picked up her third win of the season Thursday after throwing a complete-game shutout in the Lady Generals’13-0 home victory over Indianola Academy. It was the second victory over Indianola this season for Washington School which improved its record to a perfect 4-0. Stevens struck out eight batters and walked none in the game which was called after the top of the fourth inning because of the 10-run rule.
Washington scored nine runs in the bottom of the first inning to all but secure the win. all but secured the victory in the top of the first inning. Haleigh Cingolani, Stevens, Mary Glenn Hooker, Laney Wallace, Suzi Paige Vaughan and Meri Madison George all had an RBI in the first frame.
Washington had twelve hits in the game with Meg Giachelli, George, Cingolani and Stevens all registering multiple hits.
Washington School coach Hunter Palasini said earlier this week that each year he expects his Lady Generals to compete for a title. With Stevens on the mound and so much fire power at the plate for his team, Palasini may expect even more from this year’s group of talented Lady Gens.