It was a dominant performance by South Forsyth softball as the War Eagles defeated West Forsyth, 4-0, on the road Tuesday in a Region 5-7A game.
“We preach consistent play,” South head coach Ronnie Davis said. “Our defense was very good, and we had great pitching.”
That great pitching came by the arm of Lauren Baccari. Baccari had a stellar performance she pitched a complete game shutout on her way to the win.
“She gives us a chance,” Davis said. “We stress the importance of playing your part.”
Along with Baccari, Makenna Segal continued a recent tear going 3-for-4 with three RBIs, one of which came off a leadoff home run in the second that gave South (5-5, 3-1) a 1-0 lead.
“It was important for her to keep herself in check after that bomb,” Davis said. “She [Segal] found her groove tonight, and it helped us big time.”
South tallied nine hits from seven batters. Morgan Kilmer also brought home a run as in the fifth she ripped a seeing eye single. Before then, West (4-8, 2-2) seemed to start getting something going, but that two out RBI essentially took the wind out of their sails.
Hannah Guthrie pitched for West as she went seven innings while giving up four runs, three of which came home after a Segal RBI.
“I thought we pitched well too,” West head coach Justin Rickett said. “After that homer, she went back in there a did everything we needed her to do. Sadly, we didn’t do enough to get the win.”