Saying that the Hackett Lady Hornets had a busy Saturday and Sunday this past weekend would be an understatement. Enduring two days worth of weather delays, the Lady Hornets were finally able to hit the field for Regionals. In the first round of play on Saturday, Hackett was set to battle Decatur. And boy did they ever.
In true Hackett fashion, the Lady Hornets completely dominated the Decatur Lady Bulldogs ending the game in three innings with a 16-0 shut out. Autum Neal brought one runner in. Audrie Chaney ruled with three runs including a home run, three hits, and six RBI. Kayla Richardson scored two hits, three runs, and two RBI. Kadence Glass made two runs, one RBI, and one hit.
Jordan Duncan obtained two runs. Madeline Freeman netted one run. Jamye Durham earned one run. Audrey Bryan grabbed two runs and one hit. Shayla Foster secured one run. Kennedy Wright snagged one run and one RBI. And Sarah White picked up eight putouts and one assist. The Lady Hornets also totaled 16 steals during their game.
On Sunday for their second round of play, the Lady Hornets stepped up to face the Danville Lady Little Johns. The last time these two teams met up, Hackett took the win from Danville with this time being no different. The Lady Hornets not only left the Lady Little Johns in the dust but they did it with the help from three home runs. Earning one grand slam each was Kayla Richardson, Madeline Freeman, and Shayla Foster. Hackett took the 10-5 win and moved on to the championship round.
It was deja vu for the Lady Hornets in the final round of Regionals. Having already gone to bat against and beaten the Lavaca Lady Arrows in the championship round of Districts, Hackett found themselves yet again in the same situation. Playing fierce all season long, Hackett was prepared to take on Lavaca. It was go big or go home time. With no looking back, the Lady Hornets dug in deep and delivered a masterpiece of a game. Winning 12-7, the Hackett Lady Hornets were crowned the 2019 2A Regional Champions and earned their bid to State.
Pictures provided by Mandy Foster and Bridget Freeman