Leesburg Fairfield Wins D-3 Disrict Softball Crown

LEESBURG FAIRFIELD 8, WHEELERSBURG 5

In a battle of top four teams in the state softball coaches poll, the #4 state ranked Leesburg Fairfield Lady Lions got their break-through victory in knocking-off #2 ranked Wheelersburg 8-5.

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The Lady Pirates struck for three runs in the first inning, only to see the Lady Lions answer with three of their own in the top of the second to tie the game at 3-3. Burg took a 5-3 lead with scoring in the bottom of the second inning, but Fairfield scored twice in the top of the third for a 5-5 game.

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That's the way the scoreboard stayed until Leesburg Fairfield scored a run in the top of the fifth for a 6-5 lead, then added two insurance runs in the top of the 7th and held the Lady Pirates scores in the home half for an 8-5 Division 3 District Title win.

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Leesburg Fairfield advances to the Regionals at Lancaster High School.

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