On Tuesday, April 20, the Judson softball team (11-0) faced the Steele Knights (8-4) for a district game at the Frank Arnold Athletic Center.
At the top of the first inning, the Knights were able to score a run by junior Jayden Parkhurst. At the beginning of the bottom of the first inning, junior Keely Williams scored the Rocket’s first run after a walk to first. The Rockets continued to capitalize with another run by junior Madalynne Thornton. Junior Destiny Ortega Rodriguez scored an RBI after the second out, putting the Rockets up 3-1 at the end of the first inning.
At the top of the second inning, the Rockets outfield did not let the Knights score, leading to no additional points by the Knights. At the bottom of the second, junior Arianna Alejandro scored the team’s fourth run after Williams hit a ground ball into right field. Rodriguez was able to score her second run of the night, leaving the Rockets still in the lead 5-1 at the end of the second inning.
The third inning was extremely uneventful with both teams striking out, leaving the score 5-1 at the end of the third. To start the top of the fourth inning, the Rockets still didn’t let the Knights advance. Needless to say, in the bottom of the fourth, the Rockets scored their sixth run of the game by a home run hit by Williams. Rodriguez scored the second home run of the fourth inning, putting the Rockets far ahead of the Knights, 8-1
The fifth inning was again uneventful for the Knights. However, the Rockets scored two more runs along with a home run from Thornton, ending the game early 11-1 Rockets because of mercy rule.
The Rockets will start their playoff season next week, their opponent is still to be determined.
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