Lower Bracket Rally Comes Up Short

Bailey Taylor gets a face full of dust sliding into third against Williamsburg Academy in Friday’s game 2. (Photo/Allison Coleman)

LEXINGTON – Richard Winn Academy’s Lady Eagles competed in the SCISA 2A postseason tournament last weekend in Lexington and closed out their 2014 season with a fifth place finish.

The Lady Eagles had little trouble defeating their first round opponent, Trinity-Byrnes, 18-7, in their first postseason action on Friday. Round 2 results were not as favorable for the Lady Eagles as they lost 10-5 to Williamsburg in their second game on Friday evening.

Moving into the loser’s bracket for Saturday morning’s round 3, the Lady Eagles defeated Pee Dee 4-2 and again dropped Trinity-Byrnes 9-7 before being knocked out of the tournament with their second loss of the double-elimination tournament, 14-3, to Carolina Academy.

The Lady Eagles can be commended for advancing deep into the tournament (5th place) before being disqualified. They played an exhausting tournament schedule of a total of five full games in a less than 24-hour period.

 “I am so proud of all my players for their play this season, and I am super proud of senior Anna Grey Walters for playing through the tournament with an injured hand,” said head coach Retta Taylor.
Even though her hand was bruised and swollen from an early playoff incident involving a play at home plate, “Anna Grey endured the pain and played her heart out,” added Taylor.

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