LaCoMo East All Stars minors softball team blows through district in winning championship
Saturday, June 30
LaCoMo East 23
The Lexington All Stars were helpless against LaCoMo East All Stars, as it only took four innings (three half-innings of offense) for the LaCoMo squad to put up 23 runs and win via mercy rule, 23-1.
East drew 14 walks in the matchup, needing to collect just five hits in the process. Lexi Hoffman (1-2, double, two runs, walk) picked up the only extra-base hit. Laney Ballenger, Lily Staley, and Lindsey Shahan each scored three runs apiece, while Ainsley McCracken, McKenzie Dowell, McKenzy Mason, and Ashtyn Johnson joined Hoffman in scoring twice.
McCracken and Johnson combined to shut down Lexington. McCracken threw three innings, allowing three hits and a walk while striking out four and letting one unearned run cross the plate. Johnson struck out three in her inning, allowing one walk and one hit in her appearance.
LaCoMo East will take on LaCoMo Central for the Minors championship.
East All Stars demolish LaCoMo Central All Stars in district championship
Monday, July 2
LaCoMo East 18
LaCoMo Central 5
Despite it being the championship game between two different leagues’ all- star squads, LaCoMo East jumped all over the LaCoMo Central All Stars, winning 18-5 to secure the district championship.
Ainsley McCracken did plenty of damage from the leadoff spot, going 3-4 with two doubles, three RBIs, and four runs, while the two-hole, McKenzie Dowell, put in plenty of work as well (2-3, two RBIs, three runs, one walk). McKenzy Mason (1-3) and Brenna Meyer (2-3, three RBIs, two runs, walk) also slapped two-baggers.
McCracken threw a complete game to help pick up the win. She threw four innings, surrendering just five hits and a single walk while striking out seven. Four of five allowed runs were earned.
Next up is an appearance in the Little League State Tournament, held in Columbia starting on July 18.