The softball season is underway at Stephens County High School.
The Lady Indians kicked off play last week.
Stephens County High School Head Softball Coach Kasey Ivey said they are excited to get the season underway.
She said defense and speed are two of her team’s strengths this year.
“I think with our best team on the field, it is going to be hard to get the ball by us,” said Ivey. “Hitting-wise, we have a lot of speed. Probably, our number eight through three hitters all can run from home to first base in less three seconds, which is good for softball. Other teams dread for some of our girls to get on base because they know there is a good chance they are going to score.”
Ivey said that the Lady Indians return a number of players from last year’s team.
They include shortstop Lexie Cash and pitcher Marlee Whiten.
“We expect big things out of Lexie,” said Ivey.
She went on to say a number of other returning players will see action.
They include pitcher and first baseman Ashley Chase, second baseman Madison Dooley, outfielder Ariel Walker, centerfielder Carlan Howard, utility player Keocia Walker, and first baseman Emily Mote, said Ivey.
Meanwhile, Ivey said a number of freshmen will also contribute this season.
According to Ivey, they include Taylor Weaver, Madison Massee, Brynn Roberts, Raina Mayfield, Brittany Watson, Peyton Terrell, and Alyssa Shultz.
The Lady Indians beat Rabun County in their first game 9-5.
Meanwhile, they hosted a tournament this past weekend and have also had recent games scheduled against Franklin and Lumpkin counties.