Lady Tigers Showing Promise
With five games under their belt, the Bolivar Central Lady Tiger Softball (3-2) team is performing in all aspects of the game, says Head Coach Dylan Hill.
“It’s a group that we have had our hands on from beginning and we knew if we stuck together we would see success,” he said. “We are playing whole ball games and where we would fall apart before, now we are finishing them.”
Leading the way on offense are seniors Bailey Barnes and Makayla Faulk, who have averages around the .500 mark. Junior Maddie Piefer is hitting around .500 as well.
“We are hitting very well. We’re seeing the ball better than we have in the five years I’ve been here. Our team average is way up compared to the last few years,” he said. “And early on, we’ve had some power, Faulk has two homers, Piefer, Shelby Woods, and sophomore Brooklyn Jimmerson have a homer apiece.”
Defensively, Hill is hoping the success continues, noting his squad has had only one error in the last three games.
“We’ve made very few errors,” he said. “The defense has kept us in every game.”
On the mound, junior Josie Ingle’s work so far has made Hill happy.
“Our pitching has been phenomenal. If she continues and stays healthy, we’ll have success.”
“We’ve shown we can play with anyone in the district,” he said. “We just need to stay healthy.”
Three seniors start for the Lady Tigers: Barnes, Faulk, and Harley Morris.