Never Quit: Louisa softball rallies to win state quarterfinal in bottom of the seventh

Louisa County softball just will not go away. 


“This team doesn’t know how to quit,” said Louisa coach Susan Sharpe.  


The Lions proved her coach right again Tuesday night in the Class 4 state quarterfinals when they fell behind by a run to Tuscarora in the top of the seventh. The Lions turned things up in the bottom of seventh and rallied for a 2-1 victory, earning a spot in the state final four.  


The rally started when Emily Chisholm singled to left field. Addison Smith entered to run for Chisholm and after Laci Garrett reached on an error and moved Smith to second, Smith stole third and Garrett swiped second on a strikeout. 


That set the stage for Savannah Bragg’s heroics. 


Bragg ripped a single to left center, bringing home Smith and then Garrett to set off a celebration as the Lions moved forward, now just a game away from the state championship. 


Emily Gillespie held Tuscarora in check throughout game in the circle, surrendering just three hits and three walks while striking out nine. 


Chisholm, Bragg and Garret each had a hit.


Now the Lions face Hanover County at 10 a.m. Friday at Spotsylvania High in the state final four.