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Varsity Lady Warriors defeat Columbia; Hightower’s pitching game strong

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On Friday, Feb. 27, the Aucilla Christian Academy Varsity Lady Warriors played Columbia High School at Columbia and won, 2-1. Kelly Horne homered in the sixth inning, racking up two runs-batted-in. However, it might have been Elizabeth Hightower’s pitching effort that sealed the win– she pitched seven strong innings with a whopping 15 strike-outs. Hightower’s pitching efforts haven’t gone unnoticed this season. Despite a 6-2 loss on Feb. 24, Hightower held Lincoln High School hitless for over two innings, allowing no earned runs, walking two and striking out six. In a game against Leon on Feb. 10, the young athlete pitched a personal record-breaking no-hitter, striking out 16 batters and walking two. “Elizabeth has most definitely started out the season on fire,” said Head Coach Becky Lauth, earlier this season. “Even though we did not come out with a win against Florida High, she put up 12 strikeouts. Having that one loss under her belt she came back even hotter to put up 16 more strikeouts against the Leon Lions. I look for very big things from Hightower.” The Lady Warriors have been showing up and showing out. This team is skilled– come out and watch them knock the hide off a softball this season!

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