By Carl Holcomb
A series of storm delays disrupted the battle, but Virginia (Atlee) found a strong foothold during a 7-0 shutout over West Virginia (Moorefield) to claim the Southeastern Regional Junior Softball Championship on Sunday evening.
“It’s very special for these girls, they worked very hard for this and special for the community for the time and effort they put into it,” Virginia Junior League Softball manager Scott Currie stated.
“It’s pretty amazing. West Virginia was solid. It was to our advantage they had to play one more game in the heat today. We knew we had to play ball to win. There was no quit in these girls.”
After an initial hour delay pushed the start of the game back, West Virginia pitcher Hanna Carlson induced two groundouts to shortstop Anna Riggleman to Lauren Arbaugh making a nice stretch.
Virginia’s Leslie Currie reached base on an error as the ball ricocheted off the tip of Arbaugh’s glove attempting to make the high catch and a groundout retired the side.