Washington came up just short of defending their slow-pitch title in the finals of the State tournament at Hall of Fame Stadium, losing 6-5 to North Rock Creek.
The Warrior bats were slow to come wake up but the team rallied in the final innings.
“We stayed in the game and fought and gave ourselves a chance,” said head coach Tylor Lampkin.
Washington was scoreless through three innings to begin the game.
Meantime North Rock Creek had scored at least one run in each inning.
Washington finally put a run on the board in the fourth inning, followed by one in the fifth.
Things got interesting when Skylar Wells hit a three-run shot in the sixth. But the Warriors were never able to catch up despite holding North Rock Creek scoreless for their final two innings.
“We had a great year,” Lampkin said. “You want to win the one at the end but we having nothing to hang our heads about.”
The Warriors will graduate seven seniors off the team – Abby Wood, Daisy Lampkin, Ellie Loveless, Tinley Lucas, Maggie Place, Elly Allison and Wells.
“I don’t even know what to say about this group of seniors,” Lampkin said. “The foundation that they laid and are leaving behind at this program is huge. They went to six of seven possible State championship games and won half of them. It’s a testament to what these girls have done and the work and dedication they’ve put in.”
This year’s team set a school record with 183 home runs.
All seven players made an All-State team while in school, including Daisy Lampkin who was named to the FCA All-State team.
Lampkin and the Warriors will now look to reload for next year.
“We got a lot of at-bats for a lot of people this season,” he said. “We got a lot of good play out of young kids.”
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