Prosper defeats Nimitz 9-1 to advance to face Denton Guyer in the regional quarterfinals

By Rick Bailey
For the Prosper Press

Prosper - The Prosper Lady Eagles (25-3-1) took care of business in their 9-1 defeat of Irving Nimitz (23-6-1) in a single game series advancing past the UIL Class 6A Area round of the softball playoffs. Prosper left no doubt as they put runs up all night starting with three in the first inning and adding another three in the fifth inning. The Lady Eagles enjoyed a five home run barrage to overcome Nimitz. 

Ayden Allen was 2 for 4 with one home run and four rbi. Sydney Lewis was a perfect 2 for 2 with an rbi and a home run. Elizabeth Moffitt was 2 for 3 with two rbi and two home runs. Gabby Coffey was 2 for 2 with a triple and a home run. Elissa Griffin picked up the win on the mound and logged 11 strikeouts. 

Prosper will now face off against District 5-6A rival Denton Guyer (24-3-1) in the UIL Class 6A Regional Quarterfinals. Guyer defeated South Grand Prairie (16-9) in two games straight with 19-0 and 13-0 wins. Prosper and Guyer faced each other twice during the regular season with each team winning one game. In March Guyer defeated the Lady Eagles 7-5 and towards the end of district play the Lady Eagles took an 11-1 win over Guyer. 

Prosper and Guyer are scheduled to face off in a three game series beginning Wednesday, May 12. Final two games of the series are scheduled for May 13 and 14. Sites to be determined and were unavailable at press deadline. 

Bi-District Results - 

Prosper (24-3-1) faced off against the Flower Mound Marauders in a 2 of 3 game series beginning in the Bi-District matchup of the UIL Class 6A Playoffs. The Lady Eagles swept the series 2-0 (5-1, 9-2) and now are matched up against the Nimitz Vikings (23-5-1) @ Eaton HS in a single game playoff. 

In the first game of the Flower Mound series Elizabeth Moffitt led the Lady Eagles hitting 2 for 3 with one home run and two rbi. Sydney was also 2 for 3 with one home run and two rbi. Ayden Allen pitched in with 2-3 with one rbi. Elissa Griffen picked up the win on the mound tossing a complete game with 11 strikeouts. 

Prosper closed out the two game series with a 9-2 win over the Marauders with an excellent performance from Sydney Lewis at the plate. Lewis was 3 for 4 with a double and a home run while scoring two runs and getting three rbi. Elizabeth Moffitt went 2 for 3 with one rbi, Gabby Coffey was 2 for 3 with two rbi and Abbey Beasley got the win on the mound with a complete game and eight strikeouts.       

Prosper Season Stats (through Marcus playoff series) -

Season leaders for Prosper on offense include: Batting Average - Elizabeth Moffitt . 506, Sydney Lewis .474, Gabby Coffey .451, Ayden Allen .356, EB Bobbitt .333, Elissa Griffen .333, Jessica Malan .329, Abbey Beasley .327, Josey Dodgson .281, Kristi Ortega .273 and Riley McDaniel .250. Stats furnished by MaxPreps.

Lady Eagle leaders in runs scored include: Jessica Malan 37, Gabby Coffey 30, Kristi Ortega 29, Elizabeth Moffitt 23, Ayden Allen 23, Sydney Lewis 22, Riley McDaniel 15, Reese Williams 14, EB Bobbitt 11 and Abbey Beasley 10. Stats furnished by MaxPreps.

Lady Eagle leaders in runs batted in (RBI) include: Elizabeth Moffitt 43, Sydney Lewis 37, Gabby Coffey 37, Josey Dodgson 22, Ayden Allen 18, Abbey Beasley 14, EB Bobbitt 12, Jessica Malan 8 and Riley McDaniel 7. Stats furnished by MaxPreps.

Prosper leaders in extra base hits include: Doubles - Sydney Lewis 14, Elizabeth Moffitt 10, Gabby Coffey 10, Josey Dodgson 7, EB Bobbitt 4, Ayden Allen 4, Abbey Beasley 2, Rylie McDaniel 2, Sarah Smith 2 and Jessica Malan 1. Stats furnished by MaxPreps.

Prosper leaders in extra base hits include: Triples - Jessica Malan 5, EB Bobbitt 3, Gabby Coffey 3, Ayden Allen 3, Josey Dodgson 2, Sydney Lewis 1 and Elizabeth Moffitt 1. Stats furnished by MaxPreps.

Prosper leaders in extra base hits include: Home Runs - Elizabeth Moffitt 13, Gabby Coffey 10, Sydney Lewis 10, Abbey Beasley 3, Josey Dodgson 2, Jessica Malan 1, Ayden Allen 1 and Riley McDaniel 1. Stats furnished by MaxPreps.

Pitching for the Lady Eagles is in the trusty arms of junior Elissa Griffen (11-2) with a 1.58 ERA and 98 strikeouts, senior Abbey Beasley (9 -1) with a 1.81 ERA and 86 strikeouts and junior Sydney Lewis (3-0) with 2.50 ERA and 12 strikeouts. Stats furnished by MaxPreps. Stats furnished by MaxPreps.