Prepared

One more game left in the season and the Spartans are peaking at the perfect time. Districts are less than a week away and the team has won two of their last three games played with another to play today.

Both wins were hard fought and got the girls a goal of winning ten games this season. The first game, played on Thursday against Warrenton high school, included a game-changing play. In the top of the fifth inning, senior Bailey Hight threw out a runner at home turning a double play and giving the girls momentum to go into the next inning.

The team picked up the win with a final score of 8-5 with sophomore Hailey Allen, junior Taylor Huskey, and senior April Hennen putting up offensive support against the warriors.

Continuing the winning momentum, the team went into a game against Francis Howell North, which experienced a small delay due to the muddy fields. This delay did not stop the girls from being ready to go and play ball.

At noon, the team went out and put on a clinic. They picked up an 8-0 victory over the Knights with sophomore Satiah Duval hitting a homerun.

The last game of the week was a close one against the Francis Howell High Vikings. This game went to extras, with the Vikings picking up the win 13-7. However, this is not a bad sign for the Spartans. Junior Aimee Saffo thinks the girls have a good chance in districts.

“We will do as well as we play; sometimes we are there and sometimes we aren’t, but with being ranked third we wanna play,” said Saffo.

Compared to last year’s varsity team, the girls have improved on all aspects of their game and are looking to bring Howell Central a district championship when the tournament starts on Wednesday.