Lady Patriots Looking To Make Deep Postseason Run


By WSIL Sports

 METROPOLIS -- Last season, Massac County's softball team finished the regular season undefeated. In fact, the Lady Patriots only loss came in the sectional championship game against Nashville. It was a tough loss for the team, but six starters return from last year's squad and three of them are committed to play division one college softball.

"The talent is here but talent hasn't beaten anybody and that is the attitude that we are taking," said Massac County head coach Pat Clark. "We need to gel as a team and get better everyday."

"We have high expectations for ourselves this year and we need to work toward our goals and not let our guard down," said Massac County's Jessie Lamb.

The 5th ranked Lady Patriots strength this season, is their offense. They posted 30 runs in their first three games, all of which were wins. However, the team lost its number one pitcher from last season Kaylee Childers, and now a committee of pitchers will take to the circle for Massac in 2014.

"We are excited to have a pitching staff," said Clark. "They are all going to see some work but defensively we know we are pretty strong behind them."

Massac is focused on improving off of last season, and hopefully bringing home its first sectional title since joining class 2A.

"It would be great to bring home the sectional championship," said Massac County's Jessi Stunson. "Last year we had high hopes and that was the only game that we lost all year. I think if we could win that, it would mean a lot to us as a team."

"Our goal as a team is to take it a step further or two or three steps further," said Clark. "So, yes a sectional title this year is in our sights."




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