The Eagles defeated the Spartans 6-3 on the road in the softball season opener March 23.


Smyrna High defeated the Lake Forest 6-3 on the road in the softball season opener March 23.

Lake Forest took a 2-0 lead in the first inning. Smyrna scored 1 in the third and then took the lead for good with 3 runs in the fifth. The Eagles tacked on 2 more in the top of the seventh for a 6-2 lead. The Spartans scored 1 in the bottom of the seventh for the final 6-3 score.

Smyrna pitcher Chelsea Botsch struck out five to earn the win, while also lifting the Eagles at the plate, going 2-for-4 and hitting the go-ahead home run.

Courtney Carter also hit a home run for Smyrna. 

Chelcey Tyre doubled for the Eagles.