Madie Aughinbaugh — the WCAC player of the year — retired the first nine hitters she faced en route to a complete game shutout.
By the end of Saturday's Washington Catholic Athletic Conference softball championship, Lindsay Heinze said her heart was hurting.
It was a jubilant day for the senior third baseman from St. Mary's Ryken, but she said she could feel all the exuberant screaming in her chest. It was also the final game she would play with her best friend for the past decade, junior Madie Aughinbaugh.
But thanks to Heinze's hitting, Aughinbaugh's pitching and a phenomenal defensive effort around the diamond, second-ranked St. Mary's Ryken was anything but wistful, capturing its second straight WCAC title with a 1-0 win over No. 4 O'Connell at George Mason University in Fairfax.
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