The Aucilla Christian Academy Lady Warriors softball team took home the title of 2016 District 1-2A Champions after overwhelming Countryside Christian of Gainesville on Tuesday, April 12 with a final score of 17-1. In just three innings, the Lady Warriors dominated and defended their title – a hefty achievement they've held for the past six consecutive years; ACA's softball program has won 13 out of the 16 championships it has competed in.
With a total of four home runs scored, the Lady Warriors wrapped up the season with a record of 19-5. Kelly Horne had three hits and a total of five RBIs, with Abigail Morgan scoring three RBIs. Taylor Copeland contributed with a total of two RBIs and three runs.
“I am very proud of all of these young ladies for working hard and fighting even harder all season long. We have had a number of obstacles thrown at us this season, and these girls have continued to dig deep and find their fight,” said Head Coach Becky Lauth. “They are very deserving of this title and now we will continue to dig deep and persevere until the end!”
“Coach Lauth does a great job of teaching fundamentals and keeping the girls focused in every game,” said ACA Athletic Director Kevin Smith.
The Lady Warriors are the reigning 2A State Champions after defeating Grandview Prep in the state championship game, last year, on Saturday, May 9, 2015.
On Thursday, April 21 at 4 p.m., the Lady Warriors will be hosting the regional semifinal game against the District Class 2A runner-up. Come out and support the Lady Warriors in this important game!