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Softball: Lambert takes season series from South Forsyth
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Forsyth County News

Lambert took the season series victory over South Forsyth on Thursday evening with a 1-0 victory at home once again led by the arm of starting pitcher Kassidy Krupit.

The Lady Longhorns (11-1, 7-0) took the lead in the first inning when Anna Jackson - running for Krupit, who singled - came home off a double in deep center from Ansley Dean.

Lambert nursed the lead for the rest of the contest as South starting pitcher Katherine Huey did work of her own. Huey struck out seven batters and allowed zero walks while generally scattering six hits.

Lambert didn't help itself, committing three base running errors throughout the game. None was bigger than in the fifth, when Lindsey Nelson was caught in a pickle following a triple.

South (7-6, 5-2) then looked prime to finally strike in the top of sixth when Kayla Mayoros reached on an error, then advanced to third when Lauren Bacarri singled. But with one out Krupit fielded a short-hit ball and alertly threw to third to end the inning.

Another heads up play ended the game in the seventh as Lambert freshman Kaley Varner made up for two earlier errors and stretched for a ball with her foot on the bag to catch a runner leaning home.

"It was a crazy game, kind of weird, but we'll take it," Lambert head coach Brooks Youngblood said. "We played well enough to win, they did too. And both pitchers no surprise were fantastic."

Krupit finished with three hits allowed, just one strikeout and one walk from a complete game on the mound, while also going 2-for-2 at the plate. Bacarri had two singles for South as the game's only other multi-hit performer.

For South head coach Ronnie Davis it was just another game in region play. With South still in second place they've got everything in front of them.

"I told our girls, we have bigger goals than winning region, or winning one game. Lambert got us, and we want to win each time we go out, but it's all about keeping your eyes on the bigger picture," Davis said. "The last three state champs didn't win region. At state, this game doesn't matter."