The season also ended for the Lady Mustangs this past week when they butted heads in tournament play against Summersville Middle School.
It was a game that left you scratching your head a little. The final score in the game was 3-12 in favor of the Lady Bears. The Lady Mustangs’ bats were firing on all cylinders, scattering seven hits against the Lady Bears four. The difference in the game was walks, stolen bases and who made the least mistakes. On the hill for the Mustangs was 6th grader Laila Varney. Laila pitched five innings, allowing four hits and twelve runs. She walked eight and struck out five. Laila, being just a 6th grader, has talent beyond her age. She fires the softball faster than most high school pitchers I have seen or is at least equal. By the time she reaches the 8th grade, she will be unhittable in the middle school ranks.
Once she adds a little English to her arsenal, she will be able to dictate the outcome of a game. The Lady Mustangs will be losing some key players for next season who will move on to the ranks of the Lady Panthers and help them out next season. However, the 6th and 7th graders on this team, if they stick together through high school, they may just take a run at the state championship. The Lady Mustangs will be force to reckon with next season.