(PHOTO BY GREG ROTHROCK).
By Chris Strykowski
Sports Information Director
Roncalli High School
The Roncalli Royals won the 2023 Marion County Softball Tournament last night thanks to a 6-1 victory over the Franklin Central Flashes at Ben Davis. The victory gives the Royals their second consecutive Marion County title and the program's sixth all-time.
The Roncalli offense came out in force, as four Royal hitters (Abbey Hofmann, Lauren Marsicek and Keagan Rothrock) went 3 for 4, Carley Keller went 2 for 3 and had an RBI. Lyla Blackwell would score two runs, Hofmann and Marsicek would both triple, and Rothrock had a double and an RBI.
On the mound, Rothrock was dominant once again, pitching a complete game. She had a perfect game through 4 2/3 innings and kept the no-hitter alive through 6 2/3 innings. Rothrock would finish the game with 16 strikeouts and three walks.
About the win, head coach David Lauck said, "We faced FC for the second time in two weeks.
They are a very good team. Our experience and leadership were the difference in capturing this
Marion County title."