The Eminence softball team took a 12-2 loss at Carroll County last Tuesday night, which dropped the Lady Warriors to 1-9 on the season with just two weeks remaining until the 30th District tournament.
But the future is continuing to look promising as the freshman team, composed of middle school and freshman players, almost defeated Trimble County Thursday. The younger Lady Warriors were in front 8-6 heading into the final inning before they took a slim 9-8 loss. It showed Eminence what the future could hold.
“We played girls our age, so it showed the girls that we can compete against decent programs,” Eminence coach Dewayne Douglas said. “Our girls just don’t know how to finish yet. I thought we played very well though.”
Seventh-grader Brenna Raisor and eighth-grader Katie Mathis split time in the pitcher’s circle, while the rest of the Lady Warriors hit the ball better than they had all season and drove in eight runs.
“Brenna and Katie both are young, both will be with us for a while, and both will do nothing but grow,” Douglas said. “We have some players in our program, ninth grade and below, that have very promising futures.”
As for the varsity team, it’s still looking for its first win since defeating Caverna High School in a 19-0 blowout April 12. Since that time, the Lady Warriors have taken losses from Evangel Christian (17-2), Whitefield Academy (12-2), Walton-Verona (19-2), Spencer County (10-1) and Carroll.
“Right now, we’re taking our lumps,” Douglas said. “But the future, with hard work, looks very good.”
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