Lancaster Freedom places in Softball Nation Fall Opener

From left are (front row) Allison Foulkes, Libby Oliver, Ayla Saunders, Jocelyn Hasson and Belle Bean; (next row) assistant coach Mike Penrod, Lilly Penrod, Oceana Diaz, Emily Carlson, Lucy McDaniels, assistant coach Chucky Oliver, Skye Smith, Claire Beitel, head coach Jeff Willis, Braelyn Johnson, Christiana Wood and manager Stephanie Naumoff.

The Lancaster Freedom 12U Girls Fastpitch Softball Team on September 8 was the Bronze Bracket Runner Up among 22 teams at the Softball Nation Fall Opener in Chesterfield.

The girls went 2 and 1 in pool play with wins over the Virginia Legends Frietager of Charlottesville, 5-4, and The Ashburn Comets of Ashburn, 14-6. The teams only loss in pool play came to the Loudon Liberty Blue of Loudon County, 8-7.

The girls have worked very hard this entire year up to this point, said head coach Jeff Willis. “This is a great start to the fall season. Everyone from the parents to the coaches to the players make this program happen. Way to go team!” he said.