GHC softball team looks to overcome a rocky start

Brandon Dyer, Sports Editor

The Lady Chargers softball team had a record of 5-10 through their first 15 games.

The Chargers are batting .316 and have scored 74 runs on the season so far. Taryn Hitchcock leads the team in multiple categories: hits, batting average, runs, home runs and is tied for the team lead in RBIs.

Izzy Marcotte has a .350 batting average as well as the team lead in doubles and is tied with Hitchcock for the most RBIs on the team with 13.

The Chargers have given up 102 runs on the season to go along with an opponent batting average of .340. Madelyn Morton leads the team with a 3.46 ERA, despite walking 22 batters.

Maggie Schandera has pitched the most innings on the roster so far with 29.2, while Montana Ledbetter leads the team in strikeouts with 25.

“Each day we are getting better,” said Head Coach, Savannah Sloan. “This team has a lot of potential.”

“We are using these first games of the season to challenge the girls and see what we have and what works best so that when we reach conference play, we can put it all together,” said Sloan. “It is still early, and we are getting better every time we step onto the field. Most of the losses that we have endured, we did not play to our full potential.”

Sloan said she would much rather get off to a rocky, slow start in the beginning and put it all together towards the middle and end of the season.

Sloan said, “All of my athletes have stood out this season. We started out giving up a lot of walks… but now we are eliminating those and putting up more strikeouts. My pitching staff is getting sharper and sharper.”