West Softball Continues to Build and Improve

Josh Preston

Despite a disappointing 6-17 thus far in the season, the West Jessamine softball team has maintained a high moral as they begin to reach the end of the regular season. With a rough 1-9 start in the first 10 games of the season, things didn’t look very optimistic for the rest of the season. However, according to freshman left fielder Taylor Hendrix, the Lady Colts might be beginning to right the ship going into the latter of the season. “The first few games were kind of rough, but we have really worked hard to improve over the last few weeks,” says Hendrix, “Each day we get better and we are all willing to do whatever it takes to win at this point.”
Coached by Michelle Baker and led by seniors Jessica Baker, Ashley Brunty, Ali Cox, and Alex Huffman, the Colts have only 12 games remaining to compensate for the disheartening first half of the season. “The seniors this year are amazing leaders. When we’re down in a game they pick us right back up. If we make a mistake, they tell us to brush it off. They are always encouraging us and showing that they will never give up on us in a game,” says Hendrix.

On Saturday, April 27, the Colts showed some improvement beginning with an impressive 8-2 win arising over a tough Garrard County team, who routed the Lady Colts earlier in the season in an error-ridden season opener.
“For the rest of the season I expect a lot. We are beyond determined to win our games and are ready for districts. We have been giving 100% effort and don’t plan on going down without a fight,” says Hendrix.

Come out and support your Lady Colts at their next home game on Wednesday, May 1st vs. Montgomery County!


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