The Wayne County Girls Fast Pitch Softball program is well underway with plenty of games scheduled throughout May. Currently the varsity team has a record of 7- 6 up through April 21st. Most recently, the girls won back to back games on April 21 at Jellico, Tennessee.
The team is relatively young, considering there are only three seniors on the team. The seniors include: Ashton Tucker, who plays catcher and third base (Freshman Caitlynn Lair rotates this position) , Kenzie Upchurch who plays second base or third base, and Mallory Campbell who plays first base. The two top hitters on the team are Senior Kenzie Upchurch and Freshman Malainey Dobbs. There is a set of sisters Alexis Cole, a freshman center-fielder, and Kara Cole, a freshman left-fielder (who switches out with Sophomore Breanna Burnette).
“We’ve just got to keep playing,” noted Softball Coach Danny Upchurch. “The more you play, the better you get,” certainly applies to the game of softball.
Coach Upchurch believes his team will beat McCreary County in the regional tournament at the end of the season.
Varsity Girls Softball Game
Sophomore Cami Debord getting ready to pitch
Cami Debord pitching
Senior Ashton Tucker on third base, while Freshman Breanna Burnette was ready to catch the ball in the left outfield.
Senior Mallory Campbell up to bat
Players Mallory Campbell on first base and Karis Saylers in right field are ready for the ball
Middle School Softball Game
Pitcher Carly McFarland (above and below)
Both teams joined together for a prayer circle at the end of the game