The week of April 7-11 has been the most productive week for the Millington Lady Trojans.
Rick Hearn’s Lady Trojans were competitive against District 14-3A rivals the Bolton Lady Wildcats and Cordova Lady Wolves. Then on last Thursday afternoon the Lady Trojans picked up a pair of league wins in a doubleheader over the Kingsbury Lady Falcons. In the first contest against Kingsbury, Millington won the game 16-1 in three innings.
“It feels great to get this win and I think it will boost our confidence real well,” Lady Trojan senior Emily Stewart said. “I’ve seen a lot of positive signs. Like in the Bolton game Tuesday night, we had a lot of great plays. We were just playing much better overall as a team as a whole. Our batting was a lot better. It might have been our best game so far of the season.”
Despite solid play against Bolton, Millington didn’t get its first league win until defeating Cordova.
The Lady Trojans got off to a good start against the Lady Falcons with pitcher Ally Hall recording three strikeouts in the first inning.
Hall’s run support started in the bottom of the first inning when her teammate senior Mia Prescott drove in a run with a sacrifice fly. Stewart made the score 3-0 with a double. Two Kingsbury errors led to runs making the score 5-0.
Millington added five more runs in the second inning when Katie Dupree started the rally with a bunt single. Lady Trojan senior Ariel Trice made the score 6-0 with a sacrifice fly to bring Dupree home.
After a passed ball allowed two Lady Trojans to cross homeplate, a ground ball hit made the score 9-0. The score became 10-0 when senior Meghan Sands singled in a run.
The Lady Falcons scored a run in the top of the third inning. That forced Millington to need six runs in the third inning to enforce the mercy rule of 15 runs after 3 innings.
Prescott singled in run No. 1 of the frame. Stewart stroked a base hit to make the score 12-1. Hall contributed to the cause with a single to make the tally 13-1.
Then Lady Trojans Ashlee Bone and Sands had RBI hits to make the score 15-1. Trice ended the game with a base hit driving in a run.
Stewart said the win was a needed reward for the Lady Trojans. And the senior leader said the Class of 2014 will make sure Millington continues to make progress toward May.
“We just support each other and help each other out,” she concluded. “We keep each other lifted up.
It’s extremely important since there is only four of us. In comparison to the whole team it’s a little number. But the foursome is trying to spread out to each one on the team.”