From the Aug. 20, 2014 issue of The Journal
By Richard Harris
The Marion County High School varsity softball team is very young and is led by a new head coach, Tarah Crooks, who says their main goal is to simply concentrate on working hard and doing their best.
"We're a young team," said Coach Crooks. "We have only two seniors (Harlie Reddoch and Andrea Tyler) and one junior (Jessica Pickren). We're having fun this year, trying to rebuild, and looking forward to a great season."
Last year the Eagles finished 14-13 and advanced to the state playoffs for the first time in years. They got knocked out in the first round by No. 1 ranked Georgia Military (which finished as the state runner-up), but were proud to have taken the program back to the postseason.
Both of their top hitters from last year are gone, as Taylor Hendrix (.386, 10 RBI) graduated and Christina Davis (.390, 21 RBI) transferred.
There are only three returning starters from last year's team: Cassie Young, Harlie Reddoch, and Kelci Benford, so the team is fairly inexperienced at the varsity level.
Young, a sophomore, returns as ... Online subscribers click here for the rest of the story.