Mathis gets first homer in senior night win

Lady Bulldogs honor Izabella Mathis, Brooke Lea and Amberlyn Davis on senior night.

It was a Senior Night that couldn’t have been scripted much better.

Senior Izabella Mathis ripped her first high school home run Friday in the Bulldogs 9-6 Senior Night win over Fort Meade. It was a shot that had everyone on their feet.

Mathis, who has been in a hitting slump in recent weeks, broke out of it in a big way with her blast to left field.

“As soon as it hit the bat, I could feel it was gone,” Mathis said. “I almost started crying as I was running the bases. I was in a hitting slump for so long. It feels so good.”

Mathis went 2-for-4 on the night where she and fellow seniors Brooke Lea and Amberlyn Davis were honored before the game. Lea went 2-for-3 with an RBI and Davis served a role in the press box.

“I jumped out of my seat,” Davis said. “I wanted to scream, but I couldn’t scream in the press box. It was great to watch it go.”

The three seniors have been playing with and against each other since they were in elementary school.

“Just to be on the field with them all this time just means a lot,” said Lea. “I started playing softball with them and I want to finish with them. I wish I could keep playing them.”

They will be missed, but have provided great role models for the very young Lady Bulldog squad.

“All three of them are great individuals,” said head coach Kristen Dumont. “All the girls look up to them. Brooke is our biggest leader. She is always going. She is vocal and leads by example. They all have left their mark here. They will be missed.”

Junior Alex Bowe-Wootton got the win on the mound and was a force at the plate going 3-for-3. Freshmen Isabella Rivera and Hannah Helms combine for four hits and a pair of runs. Rivera had a pair of triples.

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