Entering the final two weeks of the regular season, the Lady Hawks are in good shape in division play, currently boasting a 3-1 record after defeating Ingomar, 12-10 last Thursday.
Jenna Jordan, Kaylee Farr, Kiana Judon led the Lady Hawk offense, which posted 12 hits, including three doubles from Judon. The junior is currently batting .512, leading an offensive unit that has kept Myrtle in several games this season.
“To not have any seniors and a majority of my players in the tenth grade and under, I’m pleased with how we’ve played so far,” Myrtle Head Coach Marty Cook said. “We’ve been in every ball game, and we’ve actually led in every ball game, so outside of the youth and inexperience, we could potentially be a one or two loss team right now.”
In their Saturday contest, Myrtle jumped to an 8-1 lead over Oxford, but would eventually lose, 12-11. This was the second time the Lady Hawks and Lady Chargers squared off, with Oxford also taking the first game, 6-3.
“You have to give them credit, they had the hits when they needed them, and with bases loaded and two outs in the seventh, we had our go-to player at the plate (Jordan), but she hit the ball right to one of their girls and it was over,” Cook said. “We’re pleased overall with our progress, but obviously we’re not satisfied yet.”
In the loss, Jordan had three hits to accompany four from Meshay Cox.
“Meshay and Jenna are both players who are hitting at .500 right now, which is great,” Cook said. “We moved Meshay to catcher this season, and she has adjusted really well just because she has that athletic ability and natural instinct. It’s been an adjustment for her, and we’re happy with her progress.”
Myrtle’s one loss in division play came to Potts camp, and the Lady Hawks are currently 5-7 overall. Myrtle was scheduled to take on West Union on Monday, but due to inclement weather, the game has been moved to Friday, April 8, at West Union.