The Hackett Lady Hornets are flying through their softball season with ease and leaving a trail of grieving opponents behind them. The girls recently attended the Clarksville Softball Tournament over the weekend and once again dominated those who stepped into the circle to face them. The Lady Hornets earned Runner-Up in the tournament, winning three out of the four games they competed in.
On Friday, March 8, Hackett played in two games and won 4-0 against Perryville and 3-1 against Mansfield. Helping to achieve the double triumph with stats from both games combined, and earning more hits than a woodpecker to a tree was Kayla Richardson with five, Madeline Freeman with four, Shayla Foster with four and Audrie Chaney, Sarah White, Madi Taylor, and Jamye Durham with one each.
Running faster than an ostrich from danger was Shayla Foster with two runs, Sarah White with two, one of which was a home run, and Autum Neal, Rachel Widmer, and Kayla Richardson who all scored one run. Making sure the other teams wouldn’t gain any success with a combined total of 30 putouts was Autum Neal, Jamye Durham, Madi Taylor, Sarah White, Shayla Foster, Emma Infalt, Audrie Chaney, Kayla Richardson, and Madeline Freeman.
The Lady Hornets won their game on Saturday 10-0 against Lamar but fell 7-0 against Mayflower in their last game of the day. Their game against the Warriors was short and sweet with only four innings being played. The Lady Hornets kept complete control of the game and scored all 10 runs by the end of the third inning.
Coach Bridget Freeman had this to say about her and Coach Richardsons thoughts on the weekend, “We were really proud of the girls. We pitched well, had a lot of great hits, and played solid defense. Mayflower is a great team that we faced in the finals and we will just use the loss from that game to help us keep improving.”
The Lady Hornets will travel to Westside tonight, March 11 to battle the Rebels at 4 p.m.“We both feel as long as we keep playing as we have been, we will do well against Westside,” says Coach Freeman.
Photos by Tanya White