By R. Alan Richardson
The future continues to look bright for the MCHS Lady Diamond Dogs. The JV squad took home the first place trophy in last weekend’s home tournament by plowing through the competition. They opened up with a 15-3 thrashing of Mountain View behind the pitching of McKenna Camp, and then took down Tattnall Square 6-2 with Maddie Kinnett in the circle before winning the championship game 7-2. Nicole Edwards was the workhouse on the mound for this one against Union Grove.
Head Coach Trent McElroy talked about the tournament saying, “Zoey Brown was key for us with her on-base percentage and speed on the base paths. She had a number of stolen bases to keep the pressure on the defense. Hannah Callaway put down some excellent bunts that resulted in errors and hits due to her speed. Mackenzie Torbush had a fantastic tournament in the outfield and is starting to settle into her role as a slap hitter. Maeson Tanner played well behind the play never giving up on plays and blocking almost every ball outside the strike zone. Sadie Worth had a big day at the plate with a number of important RBI’s. I could talk about all the girls because it was the best team effort we’ve had this year. Everyone did their job on and off the field. We’ve won our share of games this season but this weekend was the first time the girls played to their full potential.”
Edwards commented about the victory, “I’m proud of my team for knowing who we are playing for and having my back on the mound and in the field.”
Torbush followed that up with this, “I’m so proud to be able to play for a school that still allows my teammates and me to come together before each game and pray so we have the right mentality to know who we are playing for.”