By Thomas Sellers Jr.
The work of Tommy Clifton, Zane Adams and Millington Lady Trojans Head Coach Whitney Horton among others turned heads March 22.
The Lady Trojans’ home softball field had a total makeover at Miles Park. The outfield had the look of fresh green grass and the infield was a crispy dirt brown. The fleshly chalked lines meant it was time for the home opener for Millington and the debut of Coach Horton on her home field.
But new District 15-2A foe, the Covington Lady Chargers were prepared to ruin Horton’s first home game. Taking advantage of Millington miscues, Covington won the game 16-0.
“I believe it was all mental,” Horton said. “We made a lot of mental errors that cost us some runs in the beginning. In practices they make that bang-bang play. I don’t know what was going through their minds. Maybe it was a different atmosphere, having a lot of people here. Maybe they were a little nervous.
“Hopefully they’ve got that out of their system,” she continued. “I told them, ‘It was just the second game. We made a lot of mistakes mentally. And we made a lot of mistakes at the plate.’ We have to go up there with a vengeance and act like we want to hit. We just can’t take a whack at it. We didn’t swing with any authority.”