For their first conference game of the softball season, the Mansfield Lady Tigers went to Greenland to have a ball against the Lady Pirates on Tuesday, March 10. And have a ball they did! The Lady Tigers competed in just five innings before securing an 11-1 win with the lone box run from the Lady Pirates coming in the second inning. This win upgrades Mansfield to a 2-3 total play record and 1-0 in conference.
With just three seniors on the team, the underclassmen have been doing a swell job stepping up to the plate and impressing their team and coaches. Fresh on the dirt are ninth-graders, Natalie Allison, Brooklyn Adams, and Skylynn Harris. The three freshmen combined for four runs with Adams leading with two. Harris also got in a little mound time as she catapulted eight pitches to two batters striking both out.
Senior, Maggie Strunk is every position wrapped into one as she is able to accurately deliver in any area asked of her. Strunk not only led her team with three runs but as pitcher, she issued 67 balls to 16 players striking out seven. Rounding out the runs department was Amber Elmore with two, and Chloe Creekmore and Kiara Thomas with one each. The Lady Tigers will be back to work on March 13-14 when they compete in the Clarksville Softball Tournament.
Photo courtesy of Michele Elmore