Air Academy softball got its season started off on a high note.
The Kadets, led by a pair of juniors, picked up a big 2-0 upset win over No. 4 Pueblo South on Thursday.
Brina Baysinger was dominant in the circle, allowing just one hit and one walk while striking out 15 over seven innings. It was her third career shutout, and the 15 strikeouts were a career high.
With the game scoreless in the top of the sixth inning, Air Academy's Abby Litchfield hit a two-run home run. She was 2-for-3, accounting for two of the Kadets' three hits in the game. It was Litchfield's second career home run.
Pueblo South pitcher Emily Abraham also had an excellent game, matching Baysinger with 15 strikeouts over seven innings.
Air Academy reached the 4A regionals last season, while Pueblo South advanced to the state tournament.