Lafayette Softball takes home 11th Region Softball Championship

The Lady Generals head to their first state tournament in 10 years.


LEXINGTON, Ky (WTVQ) – On Tuesday night, two of the best softball teams in the state took the diamond in Berea.  Only one would punch their ticket to the KHSAA State Softball Tournament.  According to MaxPreps, the 11th Region title game was #3 Lafayette vs. #4 Lexington Catholic.

This season, the Lafayette Lady Generals have played the Lexington Catholic Lady Knight three times; they have come away from those games 0-3.

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On Tuesday night, the Lady Generals win one when it matters.  Behind 14 strikeouts from sophomore pitcher Trinity Bridges, Lafayette defeated Lexington Catholic 2-0 to take home the title.

ABC 36’s Bryan Kennedy has the highlights as well as post-game reaction from Bridges and Head Coach Dan Grantz.

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Bryan Kennedy hails from the Bluegrass State. He was born and raised in Owensboro, KY where he graduated from Apollo High School in 2006. Bryan graduated from the University of Kentucky with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Spanish in 2010. He also received his master's degree in Sports Media and Branding from Western Kentucky University. While at UK, Bryan was the general manager of the on-campus TV station. He also did sports reporting, anchoring, producing and even the weather for UK Student News Network. While working for UKSNN, he also had the pleasure of covering Coach John Calipari's first press conference when he was introduced as the new head coach of the Kentucky Wildcats; easily one of his favorite moments as a young sports reporter. Before coming to ABC 36, Bryan was a morning anchor and reporter at WXXV News 25, our sister station in Gulfport, MS. He anchored more than four hours of news every day, including morning shows on NBC and Fox. While down south, Bryan had the opportunity to cover the Sugar Bowl, New Orleans Saints and the New Orleans Pelicans. After spending a little more than two years at WXXV, Bryan is extremely excited to return home. In his spare time, Bryan enjoys playing sports, especially rugby. He also enjoys crossfitting and watching sports (obviously). He's extremely excited to cover Central Kentucky. Feel free to say hello and send story ideas