Hanover Softball Team Drop in Extra Rounds in Class 4 Title Game | 804 University
All season, in a 15-game winning streak that brought the Hanover Hawks softball team to their first Virginia High School League state title game in fourteen years, she relied on on second Julia Cuozzo’s top pitcher, timely strikes and solid defense.
On Saturday night, welcoming Amherst County, basic trail opportunities overtook Hanover and, in an extra round, its defense collapsed, opening the door for the Lancers to win the Class 4 state title with a 2-0 victory.
“It’s not at all characteristic of us,” Hanover head coach Michael Rohr said after his last meeting with the team after the game.
âI was not prepared for this speech. I had to make up for it as I went along.
Hanover (15-1) picked up momentum early, as Cuozzo pulled out the first nine hitters she faced, the last three after a 52-minute rain delay forcing the tarp out onto the pitch and a sea of ââvolunteers helping to prepare her once for the game. again.
In the fourth quarter, the Lancers got their first hit, a brace from KK Ramsey. Cuozzo calmly stoked the next hitter, bringing the Hawks in for what turned out to be their best chance to score.
With one out, a pair of walks to Bella Pastore and Lilly Parrish brought Reagan Hill, who jumped to wide receiver Maddie Jennings. Amherst starter Dylan McNerney, who put out 10 holds, gave Cuozzo a walk to charge the bases, but Jenna Currie jumped in to shortstop to end the threat.