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Varsity Softball Lakes Region Champions!

Over the past five years, Proctor's varsity softball team has established itself as a perennial power in the Lakes Region League, however, until this year there had not been an end of season tournament. This year, for the first time, the Lakes Region League changed that and held tournaments in lacrosse, baseball, and softball.

Proctor entered the softball tournament as the #2 seed and earned a first round bye. The second round saw a dominant pitching performance by Abbie Young ‘15 enroute to a convincing 8-2 win over Kimball Union Academy. On the other side of the bracket, #4 New Hampton School upset #1 Tilton School, giving Proctor the opportunity to host the championship game Sunday.

The team came ready to play during Sunday afternoon’s championship game. Young pitched for the second consecutive day and helped her own effort by blasting a 2-run home run well over the centerfield fence in the second inning to give the Hornets a 2-0 lead. In the third inning, junior Alicia Barry came through with a huge two-out double that drove in two more runs. Young would add a second home run in the 4th inning over the left field fence to give the Hornets a commanding 6-1 lead. New Hampton hit a home run of their own in the fifth inning, but Young pitched her way out of a number of jams on the afternoon, including a bases loaded one out situation early in the game that stymied any momentum the Huskies were able to build to that point. Fiona Dougan ‘15 added to the Proctor lead when she blasted a 250 foot home run more than 40 feet over the left field fence. Proctor added another run to their lead before New Hampton scored an additional run in the sixth to give the Hornets the 8-3 victory and an opportunity to celebrate as the first Lakes Region Champions (see video below)!



During the post-game conversation, head coach Lindsay Brown ‘01 discussed the journey they had been on as a team all season. It was one of ups and downs, as every team experiences, but Lindsay noted what made this team different than others was their willingness to stick by each other’s sides, to play positions they may not have wanted to play, and most of all, to believe in each other. When a team is able to do this, to truly put the team above themselves, great things happen. Congratulations to the varsity softball team on a championship, but most importantly, on showing us all what it means to be a team!
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