By Anthony Rhoads and Doug Gorman
The Mundy's Mill softball team is taking its lumps like any young program but the squad is steadily improving.
The Mundy's Mill Lady Tigers were 2-2 going into Wednesday's Area 4-AAAAA game at Fayette County.
"We're improving from last year," head coach Mike McElrath said. "I'm certainly proud of my girls. They play hard and have improved their defense and pitching. We are greatly improved but we have a lot of work to do."
Some players who have stood out so far are pitcher Michelle Nunes, Ashley Hill, Faith Robinson, Kiearra Shipp, Teneasia Neal and Amber Reed.
Lovejoy rolls to victory over Carver-Columbus: The Lovejoy Lady Wildcats defeated Carver 15-0 in three innings.
Barbara Baker pitched for Lovejoy. Lovejoy got two doubles courtesy of Katie Vickers and Brittney Newby.
Fun at the Beach: The Jonesboro Lady Cardinals are hoping to take something away from last weekend's tournament in Brunswick. Jonesboro beat Glenn Academy 9-0, the team that knocked it out of the state tournament and Groves High School 6-0 behind the pitching of Heather Lowry.
Things went south on Saturday as the Lady Cardinals lost three straight games.
It didn't take long for head coach Jeanine Conkle's club to get over the loss. The squad spent Sunday on the beach at Jekyll Island.
Jonesboro gets back to action Thursday afternoon on the road against rival Lovejoy.
It runs in the family: The Martin family is pretty active in athletics at Eagle's Landing Christian Academy.
Marissa Martin plays softball for the Lady Chargers while her brother Chris is a key player on the ELCA football team.
Christy Menezes, an ELCA softball player, is the younger sister of 2003 ELCA graduate Donnie Menezes. Donnie played football and baseball at ELCA.
"I guess it runs in the genes," ELCA head softball and baseball coach Joe Shadowens said.
Dynamic Duos: Ask almost any high school softball coach the key to their team's success and they will say good pitching. Most coaches will be grateful to have just one good pitcher. At both Henry and Stockbridge they have two each.
At Henry County, Amber Harrell and Erica English share the pitching duties.
Harrell recently pitched three no hitters for the Ladyhawks during the Softball in the Sand tournament in Brunswick.
English takes on more of a reserve role, but still has a low earn run average.
Sisters Tara and Terese Gober lead Stockbridge from the mound.
Back home: Wednesday's game against Eagle's Landing was just Henry County's second home game of the season, out of 15 games.
"It's good to get back at home," Henry County head coach Chuck Campbell said.
Eagle's Landing won the game 1-0.