Westwood Softball Closes Season Strong

Westwood's Carlee Sullivan

Westwood’s Carlee Sullivan

After a tough regular season, the Lady Rockets finished the season strong on Saturday in the Duck River Valley Conference Tournament. After entering the tournament seeded in 7th place, the Lady Rockets had a 7th inning rally in the loser’s bracket fall short that would have placed them in the final 4.
The Lady Rockets got a dramatic 3 to 2 win over Liberty on Saturday morning in the first game in the elimination bracket. Trailing 2 to 0 entering the top of the 7th, walks by Avery Whisett and Keyleigh Alford were followed by a single by Faith Willoughby and a double by Carlee Sullivan respectively plated 3 runs for Westwood. Sullivan pitched out of a bases loaded jam in the bottom of the 7th to give Westwood the win.

Westwood's Alexcia Barnes

Westwood’s Alexcia Barnes

In the 2nd game of the day, Westwood got 4 runs in the top of the 5th inning to tie Huntland. Singles by Sarah West, Haley Miller, Alexcia Barnes and Faith Willoughby and a walk to Danielle Baker highlighted the rally. The Hornets responded with a run in the 5th inning and withstood a 7th inning rally from Westwood to end the Rockets season. Baker was a perfect 4 for 4 at the plate and Miller finished the game going 3 for 4 with a pair of doubles to lead the Lady Rockets attack.