By Allen Hamrick
The Lady Mustang softball team ended their season last week. They were pitted against the Lady Hawks of South Harrison Middle School in the first game of the CWVAC Tournament. One could see from the start it would be a long day for the Lady Mustangs. All season long, they have set the diamond on fire, but the fire was doused by the Lady Hawks. The Lady Hawks’ sticks got hot and their base running was spot on.
The Lady Mustangs just couldn’t get their game on track, and their bats were silenced by Lady Hawks pitching. The game ended in the 5th inning as the Lady Mustangs lost the game by the score of 7-18. The Lady Mustangs have had a great season and can hold their head up. The fact is any team can have a bad game, and, unfortunately, it was the Lady Mustangs’ turn. They will be back in 2022, and perhaps the next season will yield a different result.
The Mustang baseball team had the same fate as the Lady Mustangs – they were set to play Braxton in the first game of the tournament, and from all indications, both teams were evenly matched with hitters and runners. The Mustangs got on the boards with a quick two runs to get the game started, and it looked as though the game would just be a formality. However, as fate would have it, a storm kicked up some wind and started to cover the field in a cloud of dust. Braxton answered the Mustangs’ two runs with three of their own during the dust storm. Once the storm was over, the sun popped out, and it was all about baseball. Both teams hung in there tooth and nail until the end battling each other as it should be. In the end, it was Braxton winning the game by the score of 12-9 – a close game, but it ended the season for the Mustangs. For them, it was a tough year to get motivated. At every turn, games were cancelled due to Covid-19, weather or umpire availability. Nevertheless, the games they did play were good ones with all their effort left on the field. The team will return next season, and hopefully, more games will be played as things get back to normal in our country.