By Adasyn Leach
On September 13th, your Lady Mustang softball team played Cassville Wildcats. The lady Mustangs took the win with a score of 5-0. Kylie Helm (catcher) framed pitches and helped the pitcher strike batters out while Leslie Yousey (second basemen) was on her knees making plays left and right. Kaylee did her fair share of batting and scoring runners. I asked coach Smith how he thought the softball team had done so far.
“I think the softball team has done very well so far, and we are trying to achieve our goals every week.” Coach Smith said. “The girls are working very hard and are very coachable. We have a lot left in the season so we need to continue to improve, and everyday we need to try to be a better player then we were yesterday.”
Varsity put his words to use, and won the University of Central Missouri tournament. The score was 14-4 even though it was cold they fought through it.
By Mattie Leach
Kylie Helm, a senior at MCHS, is unofficially 1st in the state of at bats without a strikeout at around 173; in other words, she hasn’t struck out since sophomore year. She has committed to play softball at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia. The softball girls have a record of 15-3. The softball team will be facing Logan Rogersville on Thursday, September 26th, which will be their senior night where they will be recognizing seniors Kylie Helm, Kaylee Cornell, and Leslie Yousey.
I interviewed Kylie about how the softball season has been going.
How has this season been so far?
Kylie – “It’s gone really good. We just won the tournament we played in. We’ve only lost two games, the teams working together really well.”
How does being a senior leader feel?
“I think I’ve always been a leader, but being a senior, everyone is really looking up to you. You have to pay attention and help everyone out.”
How did the tournament go this weekend
“We won. We only lost our first game. Because everyone was a little tired, it was really nice to have better and harder competition, but we were still able to compete and win”