By JOSH FRYE
Temple Albritton’s two-run, walk-off double led Atmore Christian School’s softball team to an 18-17 victory over East Hill Christian Academy in ACS’s season opener, played last Friday, March 5.
ACS’s Abby Ross started the scoring when she singled on a 1-2 count in the first inning and eventually crossed the plate. The Lady Rams broke the game open (briefly, as it turned out) in the second frame, scoring nine runs as Ross, Elizabeth Terry, Mia Morris, Alexis Strength, Emily Womack and Anna Weaver each contributed an RBI.
The Lady Rams came up with 15 hits in the game, with Terry, Ross, Megan Wilson and Albritton each claiming multiple hits. In addition, ACS did not commit a fielding error during the matchup.
Albritton secured the victory with her dramatic walk-off double, which wiped out a 17-16 deficit. She went 4-for-5 on the day, adding three singles to her game-winning hit.
“Playing ball is fun and exciting,” ACS head coach Bethany Albritton said. “We strive to play our hardest and win, but at the end of the day we will all make mistakes, and we will lose some ballgames. That does not make you a loser. It means we lost a game. You can’t truly celebrate a win without knowing how to lose, and that time will come.”
Albritton stressed that the main thing she wants her team to develop is a positive temperament.
“We strive to teach our team character,” Albritton said. “Character is found in loving God first and people second. With this, they can’t go wrong.”
The Lady Rams will next face Escambia Academy on Tuesday, March 16.