Liberty High Softball - ABC 13 Team of the Week
BEDFORD CO., Va. (WSET) - Today's high school Team of the Week is Liberty Lady Minutemen Softball.
Liberty punched its ticket to Friday's state semifinals with Tuesday night's 6-0 quarterfinal win over Staunton River.
Sophomore Millie Thompson threw a complete game 1-hitter, striking out 10.
Kacey Whorley, with the Minutemen clinging to a 1-0 lead, delivered a clutch two-run double down the right field line to run the lead to 3-0.
Then in the sixth, I don't think I've EVER seen this in a high school softball game.
Paige Naples homered to left, next batter Machenze Flood CRUSHED a homer to left, then the next batter Mya McKinney ALSO homered to left.
Three straight homers, Liberty will face Cave Spring Friday at noon at the Moyer Complex in Salem.
Millie Thompson, LIBERTY SOPHOMORE PITCHER (THREW 1-HITTER TUESDAY NIGHT), said "Nothing like that happens, especially in a, you know, a state quarterfinal game. So I was excited about it, I'm so excited for them."
Kacey Whorley, 2-RBI DOUBLE IN TUESDAY NIGHT'S WIN, said "It means a lot, like I feel like we've worked so hard for this this season. Like practices before games every day the past few weeks."