The Lady Seahawks finished their season by losing to South Walton in the district tournament on Wednesday, April 16 by a score of 8-2.
Freshman Megan Collins was the losing pitcher, throwing a complete game and giving up nine hits and one walk. Junior Madison Newell led the Seahawks offensively going 2-for-2 with a walk. Senior Ally Millender was 1-for-3 with a triple and two RBIs. Seventh grader Melanie Collins was 1-for-3 with a run scored. Senior Morgan Mock scored the only other Seahawk run.
South Walton took a first inning lead on an error and added three more in the fourth inning, one of which came on another error. They scored their last three in the sixth inning.
The Lady Seahawks made two errors on the night, but they led to three runs. "The girls were disappointed, but you have to give credit to the South Walton pitcher. She worked ahead in the count all night and her rise ball was very effective," said head coach Scott Collins.
The Lady Seahawks ended the season with 19 wins and seven losses and return nine out of 12 players next year including juniors Madison Newell and Calli Westbrook, sophomore Krista Martina, freshmen Scout Segree, Allie Kirvin, Megan Collins, and Adriana Butler, and seventh graders Melanie Collins and Sophia Kirvin.
"Our seniors (Mock, Millender, Ashley Carroll) will be missed and there is no way to replace some of their production, but we have a lot of young talent returning on both our varsity and junior varsity teams and the future looks bright,” said Collins.
Player of the Week
Senior Ally Millender was 1-for-3 with a triple and two RBIs in last week’s Lady Seahawks softball playoff game against South Walton in the districts. "Ally had a great senior season and her leadership was a big part of our success,” said head coach Scott Collins.