Redskin Field was a place of celebration Tuesday as the Ladyskin seniors were honored in their last home game. Meghan Shuman, Lindsay Seger, Tara Miles, Brittany Friedberg and Ashley Barfield were the senior softball players honored.
But not before the Ladyskins had to play ball, downing visiting Emanuel County Institute 11-1 in a game shortened to five innings by the mercy rule.
The first game ended with ECI falling to the ‘Skins 14-1. This time Barfield took the mound for the last time at Redskin Field with Seger setting up behind the plate.
Shuman took her position by third base with Miles opposite her at third base. Friedberg stood in right field.
Barfield struck out 11 batters while the Ladyskins knocked out 10 hits. Leading batters included Barfield, who was 2 for 3 with 2 RBIs, Seger was 2 for 3 with 1 RBI, Miles was 2 for 3 with 3 RBIs and Friedberg was 2 for 3.
The Ladyskins traveled to Paulsen Stadium on Thursday to face one of their strongest rivals and the second place team in Region 3A - the Calvary Day School Lady Cavaliers.
The Ladyskins won 3-2 after falling short by one run in the first matchup of the two teams losing 8-7 to the Lady Cavs.
Coach Kim Covington was extremely proud of her team giving credit for the win to "a great team effort," and adding, "All of us came together for this one."
Defense was the determining factor as both teams continued to put the ball into play only to be stopped by the opposing teams defense.
Barfield struck out five Calvary batters and allowed only two walks.
"This game really helps us prepare for region playoffs," she said.
Friedberg added, "As seniors, it was really good to go out with a win against a tough team like Calvary."
Seger echoed her coaches sentiment.
"We played like a team and we won like a team,"she said.
Bridget Bacon went 1 for 3, Samantha Howard went 2 for 3, Tara Miles went 0 for 3 with an RBI, Shuman went 1 for 3, Rebecca Horton went 1 for 3, Amanda Williams went 0 for 3 with 2 game-winning rbi’s.
Ashley Barfield now has a total of 10 wins and 3 losses and 1.45 ERA.
Although the victory was a sweet one, the win was not enough to advance the Redskins any further in the region standings giving them a current third place standing with Calvary in second and Savannah Country Day in first.
The Ladyskins will face the Lady Portal Panthers on Tuesday, for the last of their regular season games.
They will then start the sub-region tournament, locally at Hendrix Park, beginning Oct. 9.