Prince George claims first state softball title: ‘It’s bittersweet’

Posted at 11:45 PM, Jun 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-10 11:08:18-04

GLEN ALLEN, Va. -- The Prince George girls softball team scored their first state title win as they took on Brooke Point Saturday.

In the first inning, the Lady Royals were 2-0 when Madison Quesenberry drove one off the fence in left center clearing the bases with her double. Prince George was then up 5-0.

Later in the first, pitcher Laura Thompson had a single up the middle that would add two more to the score.

Prince George sent 11 batters to the plate and led 7-0 after a half inning.

That was more than enough for Thompson, in the circle who would get Brooke Point to fly out, to right to end the game.

Prince George completed the sweep as they won their first state softball title 11-4 in the final.

Prince George claims first state softball title

Prince George claims first state softball title

“It’s really amazing. We come out every day knowing this could be our last day,” Prince George Senior Pitcher Laura Thompson said. “And for us, when we woke up this morning, eight of us came out knowing this is the last time we are going to put on a Royals uniform on. And it’s bittersweet, because we knew that this was it."

Caitlin Abernethy, a senior second baseman, said the win shows how hard the team has worked.

“It’s really just a representation -- this medal – of how hard we’ve worked all four years,” Abernethy explained. “I’ve been playing with these girls since middle school and the mean the world to me. They’re the best teammates I could ever ask for.”

The Prince George County Police Department posted video of the team's return home Saturday evening.

"Special police escort round two," reads a post on the department's Facebook page. "Congratulations to Prince George High School girl's softball team on winning the State Championship! #Goroyals!"

The Prince George Royals earned a rare first-time sweep in baseball and softball in the Virginia High School League championship games. The boys' team also brought home the school's first state title 8-0 over Potomac.