Southmont is looking unreal
Tuesday, June 03, 2014 10:00 PM
These are some funs times around these parts aren't they?
The Southmont softball team has made history with the first regional championship ever.
I'm very excited for the girls. They've put in tons of work together for a long time and it's finally paying off with some hardware. Can't beat it.
They took down Oak Hill Tuesday night, 5-0, to stake their claim to the title.
This squad is putting up some pretty unreal numbers this postseason.
In four games this postseason, McKenzi Jordan has allowed four hits and no runs. She has walked just one batter and hit one batter (both Tuesday) and struck out 59.
In four games.
In that same stretch the Mounties have 40 hits, 21 runs and nine walks against 12 strikeouts.
They're getting it done.
Jordan rightfully gets a lot of the limelight, but the Mounties have plenty of firepower to go around.
Her fellow seniors, Cali Wetli and Korbin Myers are huge contributors. Wetli is batting .318 with a homer and 11 runs in her first year with the club. Myers has been behind the plate for four years and has developed a majorly consistent glove that prevents runners from getting station to station. Myers is a vocal leader that keeps the girls up and makes it fun at all times.
In the junior department, Brooke England can flat out rake. She added two hits Tuesday to a season that boasts a .400 batting average, 21 RBIs and a homer. Couple that with classmate Maddie Mills, who has knocked the ball out of the park twice this and scored 14 times, and you'll find power coming back to next year's lineup. It's easy to overlook Morgan Laws, also a junior, but there's no reason to. As the everyday shortstop and heir to the pitching circle, she has hit .303 this year. Meanwhile she tossed a perfect game against Turkey Run and combined with Jordan to no-hit Rockville. She would be the everyday pitcher on any team in the conference besides Southmont and Lebanon (but they're a whole different story.)
The gang of sophomores has their own way of getting it done. Ever seen Kaiti Chadd play any sport? She's worth the price of admission with her hustle. She gets to everything in the outfield and has speed when she gets plate appearances. Classmates include Rachel Welliever, who hits between Jordan and freshman Sydney Casteel (more on her late) and Payton Thompson. Welliever is the middle cog in the run-producing machine that is the top of the Southmont order. Thompson can drive the ball and plays a clean centerfield for the Mounties.
And then there's that freshman. She's good. Like hitting .416 with 10 doubles, a home run and 37 RBIs good. Casteel had five games this year where she failed to get a hit. Five. Out of 30. That's the same number as Jordan, the three time defending Montgomery County Player of the year. Casteel is legit. And will only get better.
There's more to list and I could probably name a contribution from every player on the team. But their time will come.
For now let's get out, cheer the girls on and helped them earn a trip to the state championship game.
I'll see ya out there.