NOTE: The Quitman and Weston Junior High School softball and baseball teams recently competed what is commonly referred to as the “Fall Ball” season. Over the next several editions the Jackson Parish Journal will examine the fortunes of each.
This edition – Quitman Junior High Softball!
The “Fall Ball” season for the Quitman Junior High softball team has drawn to a close with the Lady Wolverine’s finishing with an 8-3 record. This is all the more impressive by the fact that two of the losses came in sixth grade games. Over the 11 games, Quitman scored a whopping 80 runs for an average of 7.27 runs per game. Kinsley Ponder was tops in several offensive categories, including batting average (.667), hits (12) doubles (4) and RBI’s (9). Avery Watson also turned in a fine campaign, finishing with a .550 batting average and a team tying 3 triples while also driving in and scoring 8, both second best numbers. Briley Bowers hit .389 which was third best on the team, followed by Hallie Kate Pullig’s mark of .385. Three more finished with batting averages over .300 in Hallay Taylor (.364) Brenna Lamkin (.333) and London Burks (.313), who also had a team high 12 steals. Charleigh Newton led the team in runs scored with 9 and Emma Toms totaled the most free passes by coaxing 7 walks and getting hit by a pitch three times. Lamkin led the team in innings pitched (23.1), strike outs (33) and a 3.90 earned run average. Watson, Bowers, Lamkin and Pullig also hit a home run each to tie for the team lead. Anna Pardue, Bella Caskey, Kynleigh Leach, Breelyn Boone and Ella Simonelli also made important contributions.