Westwood Softball Drops Home Opener to Liberty on Monday

Westwood first baseman Haley Miller bats in Monday's game against Liberty

Westwood first baseman Haley Miller bats in Monday’s game against Liberty

The Lady Rockets softball team hosted their first home game of the year on Monday as they welcomed Liberty to Lady Rocket Field. The Lady Rockets battled back from an 8 to 3 deficit in the 5th inning to make the score 8 to 7 and kept it at that score going into the 7th. At that point, the Lady Patriots banged out 7 hits as they batted around twice to defeat the Lady Rockets. Sarah West and Haley Miller each had 2 hits apiece and an RBI to lead the Lady Rockets. Westwood plated 4 runs in the 5th inning as Danielle Baker, West, Miller and Carlee Sullivan had consecutive hits. Sullivan got the start in the circle for Westwood and had 7 strikeouts. She was relieved in the later innings by Hallie Wimberley and Avery Whitsett.