Prosper making first appearance in the regional finals in 17 years

By Rick Bailey
For the Prosper Press

Team sweep of Fort Worth Boswell 2-0

Prosper - Prosper (29-3-1) finished off Fort Worth Boswell (22-5) in the Regional Semifinal round in a two game sweep (6-1, 3-0). Prosper will face the winner of the one game series between Southlake Carroll (21-13) and Lewisville Flower Mound (33-3-1). The Lady Eagles faced each team once in the regular season and defeated Southlake Carroll 6-3 and Flower Mound 9-3. 

Regional Finals Matchup (update)- 

Flower Mound defeated Southlake Carroll 12-0 in their one game series. Prosper (29-3-1) vs. Flower Mound (34-3-1) Series details not available at press time. TBD

Regional Quarterfinals Round Results- 

In the opening game of the series the Lady Eagles got the 6-1 win behind the pitching of Abbey Beasley who allowed only two hits while striking out five batters in six innings. Gabbey Coffey was 3 for 4 with a double and an rbi, Jessica Malan was 2 for 3 with one stolen base and scored two runs and E.B. Bobbitt added two rbi.

In the final game of the series the Lady Eagles completed the 2-0 sweep of Fort Worth Boswell with their 3-0 win. Elissa Griffin controlled the mound getting the win giving up only three hits and striking out seven batters. 

Sydney Lewis was stellar at the plate going 2 for 3 with a double, one home run and two rbi. Elizabeth also hit a dinger going 2 for 3 with one rbi as well. 

Prosper Lady Eagles Regional Semifinals Champs - 

Prosper Lady Eagles sign autographs for young fans after their 3-0 win and 2-0 series sweep of Fort Worth Boswell to advance to Class 6A Regional finals. (photo courtesy of Prosper softball twitter)

Regional Quarterfinals Round Results- 

Prosper (27-3-1) brought their “A” game against District 5-6A rival Denton Guyer (24-6-1) in the UIL Class 6A  RegionalQuarterfinals. After the series the Lady Eagles have dominated Guyer this season winning all four times they played during the 2021 season. Prosper swept the series 2-0 with 3-1 and 6-2 game wins. 

In the first game of the series neither team could get anything going on offense and they went into the seventh inning tied 0-0. Prosper got three runs in the top of the seventh and held Guyer to one run. Abbey Beasley held down things on the mound getting the win with only three hits and 12 strikeouts. Elizabeth Moffitt went 1 for 3 on the day with a double and Ayden Allen was 1 for 2 with a triple, two rbi and one stolen base to score the third run of the game. 

Prosper came back strong the following night to take the 6-2 win and the sweep of the series. Elizabeth Moffitt again paced the offense going 2 for 4 with two rbi and a double. Abbey Beasley drew three base on balls in three at bats, scored two runs and stole a base. Elissa Griffen picked up the win on the mound with five strikeouts. Abbey Beasley worked three innings and got two strikeouts. 

Area Round Results - 

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. 

Bi-District Round 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 Fort Worth Boswell playoff series) -

Season leaders for Prosper on offense include: Batting Average - Elizabeth Moffitt . 510, Gabby Coffey .458, Sydney Lewis .449, Ayden Allen .353, Jessica Malan .313, Abbey Beasley .292, EB Bobbitt .290, Elissa Griffen .250, Riley McDaniel .233, Josey Dodgson .232 and Kristi Ortega .214. Stats furnished by MaxPreps.

Lady Eagle leaders in runs scored include: Jessica Malan 41, Gabby Coffey 33, Kristi Ortega 32, Sydney Lewis 27, Elizabeth Moffitt 25, Ayden Allen 25, Riley McDaniel 17, Reese Williams 16, Abbey Beasley 12 and EB Bobbitt 11. Stats furnished by MaxPreps.

Lady Eagle leaders in runs batted in (RBI) include: Elizabeth Moffitt 49, Gabby Coffey 41, Sydney Lewis 41, Ayden Allen 26, Josey Dodgson 22, Abbey Beasley 14, EB Bobbitt 14, Jessica Malan 8 and Riley McDaniel 7. Stats furnished by MaxPreps.

Prosper leaders in extra base hits include: Doubles - Sydney Lewis 15, Elizabeth Moffitt 12, Gabby Coffey 11, Josey Dodgson 7, EB Bobbitt 4, Ayden Allen 4, Abbey Beasley 3, 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, Gabby Coffey 4, EB Bobbitt 4, Ayden Allen 4, 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 16, Sydney Lewis 12,  Gabby Coffey 11, Abbey Beasley 3, Ayden Allen 2, Josey Dodgson 2, Jessica Malan 1, and Riley McDaniel 1. Stats furnished by MaxPreps.

Pitching for the Lady Eagles is in the trusty arms of junior Elissa Griffen (14-2) with a 1.46 ERA and 121 strikeouts, senior Abbey Beasley (11 -1) with a 1.67 ERA and 108 strikeouts and junior Sydney Lewis (3-0) with 3.86 ERA and 12 strikeouts. Stats furnished by MaxPreps. Stats furnished by MaxPreps.