Softball team dominates Northside Christian tournament

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Team huddle at mound

Tori Litschgi, Staff

Overcoming the windy weather, the softball team dominated a tournament at Northside Christian on March 2 and 3.  The team proudly captured the championship title for the entire tournament with a strong effort and success from each individual player.

Only playing three innings out of the usual seven because of their fifteen-run lead, the Jaguars defeated Clearwater Central Catholic on Friday afternoon with a final score of 16-1. On Saturday, the Jaguars shut out Northside Christian in the morning by a score of 15-0. In the afternoon, they easily defeated St. Pete Catholic, 13-1.

Even with dust flying around their faces, the team averaged 13 runs a game.  Interestingly enough, the Jags never had to play more than five innings a game because of the “ten run rule,” which ends a game if a team is winning by ten or more runs after the fifth inning.

Senior player Katie Elliot said, “We are really excited about how the tournament went and we are hoping to keep this level of playing through the rest of the season.”