It was the perfect ending to a historical season last Friday, as the Lady Jackets Girls Softball team finished out their inaugural season with a hometown match up versus Northern. It has been an exciting season for the Yellowjackets and one that has allowed this young program to build a solid foundation and establish a winning tradition.

In the first game of the night Northern and Science Hill’s A-teams met on the diamond for the second time this season. In her final appearance as a Lady Jacket, 8th grader, Kristin Floyd took the mound. Floyd also boosted the team offensively, adding two doubles and a scored run to the record book. Ashley Gregory followed Floyd’s lead with 2 RBI’s off a great hit, while Kelsey Snyder scored twice. When all was said and done, the scoreboard favored the Yellowjackets with an 8 to 6 victory over Northern. It was commented by many that this was the best middle school girls’ softball game they’d seen all season.

The Lady Jackets kept buzzing in the second game of the evening as they defeated Northern’s B-Team 14 to 4. Ashley Gregory was the pitcher for Science Hill and continued the outstanding play she had displayed for the team all season long. Not only an excellent pitcher, Gregory stepped up to the plate to single, double and score twice. Another key player in the lopsided victory was 7th grader, Rachel Wilson, who recorded a single and a triple to the record books. Every player in the Yellowjacket line up finished the game with at least one hit.

Science Hill’s Lady Jacket squad finished their A-Team season 8 and 11, however; six of those losses were by only one run and the young squad never lost by more than a margin of 4 all season long. The B-Squad finished 11 and 1, boasting a nearly perfect season. “You just can’t ask for better from a first year squad. They had a great deal of pressure on them to set the standard for future teams to live up to and I think they set the bar high. I contribute much of our success to the softball program at Science Hill Park. Many of these girls had numerous years of little league experience and had even played on teams together before.” Notes Coach Peggy Sewell.

“ I am sad that the season is over but I am thrilled at what I have coming back next year. We should have a really strong team next year and I look forward to much more success. I just can’t thank our parents and school enough for the support they have given the team. It has been a phenomenal season.” Commented Sewell.

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