October 30, 2018
Prince Softball Finishes Second in State Tournament
The Prince Avenue Christian School Softball Lady Wolverines advanced to the Private A Elite 8 State Tournament last week in Columbus. Although the team was expecting to compete well, they defied many odds, making it all the way to the championship game.
In their first game of the tournament, the Lady Wolverines defeated Tattnall Square 2-1. Taylor Bond pitched the entire game and got the win. They were led offensively by Janie Henderson, Haley Cartey, and Tori Cameron.
In their 2nd game, the Wolverines defeated First Presbyterian Day 5-4. Again, Bond pitched the complete game and picked up her 2nd win of the tournament. Offensive leaders were Sam Smith, Janie Henderson, Taylor Bond, and Tori Cameron.
After a loss to #1 ranked Wesleyan, PACS eliminated FPD by a score of 4-1. Bond got the complete game victory, and Madi Gillespie and Kam Caldwell had key offensive games. PACS lost to defending state champion Wesleyan in the finals to reach elimination. The Lady Wolverines finished 2nd in the state for the 2018 season.
Prince Athletic Director Richard Ricketts expressed admiration for what the team accomplished this year. “The entire Prince community is so proud of our softball players and coaches. Their outstanding play at the State Tournament in Columbus was really great to see. Their run to the championship game illustrates perfectly what can happen when a team cares about each other and plays together. Awesome job!”