Varsity softball loses in final four game against Chesapeake: Photo of the Day 5/25/19


Gabby Llewellyn

Class of 2021 and pitcher Jenna McLain pitches a strike in the state-semifinal game, while class of 2022 Claire Thomas plays first base and class of 2019 Annabelle Stone plays third base.

by Gabby Llewellyn, Reporter

On May 21, varsity softball competed against Chesapeake High School in the state-semifinal game. Seeded second in the 3A division before playoffs, the LHS girls had a stellar 14-7 season with highlight wins against Walkersville, Manchester Valley, and North Hagerstown.

Before the Chesapeake game, class of 2021 member Darbe Reesman was excited. “We’ve been working hard at practice, and I think that will show.”

Softball continues to be a powerhouse.  Two seasons ago, the Lancers went to state-semis and faced a defeat. Unfortunately, history repeated itself. But the Lancers played a hard-fought game until the end.

While the Lancers proved to be strong until the end, they couldn’t get runs in. The final score was 0-5, Chesapeake.

The Lancers started off strong. Paige Wilhelm, lead-off batter, started off the game with a single down the middle of the field. In the bottom of the first inning, Linganore didn’t allow any runs from Chesapeake. However, Cheasapeake’s pitcher struck out eight batters throughout the course of the game.

“I’m a little disappointed. The game didn’t really show who we were as a team, and we didn’t really hit as well as we could’ve, but we still put up a good fight,” said Shortstop Reesman.  Reesman is a senior, but much of the team is young.  It’s a suprise that the team, which should have been in a building year.  

In the bottom of the third inning, Reesman made an amazing play. With a runner on first, she caught a sharp line drive at shortstop and threw the ball to Paige Wilhelm at second base to complete a double play.

You can watch other highlights from the game here.

Chesapeake plays Huntington High School on May 25 at College Park.

This loss, however, does not define the team. Being regional champions, this year’s team proved to be one of the strongest.