My picks for the week of May 28 – June 4 which officially started the summer prep leagues in basketball, baseball and softball. Football and soccer will be on the radar in the days to come as well.
We began the week at East Union with softball and eighth grader Savannah Greer picked up the win over Wheeler.
One of the first softball games that I covered years ago had a middle schooler named Tianna Castillo in the lineup. This will be her senior season and it has been a tremendous honor to follow her exploits in the world of sports.
Emily Bruce recorded the first home run of the summer with her inside-the-park shot against Wheeler. Sometimes you get so excited that you run past a high five by your teammate Rebecca Sheffield.
Sometimes you get lucky and have more in a photo than you imagined. I not only have Sydney Roberts in the shot, but also her brother, mom and grandmother. A family photo by accident.
Kylie Massengill found the action along the baseline to be a bit tougher than she wanted.
A scramble for the ball on the floor is always fun to me. It looks as if Tianna Castillo has taken the ball away from Maggie Garrett and Katie Rowan is about to “take her ball and go home”.
Ty McDonald always seems to be so smooth and cool under pressure. I always enjoy shooting his games because I know he will deliver some great photo opportunities.
Josh Goolsby going one-on-one against Austin Kiddy with sister Presley Goolsby watching from the stands.
West Union youth movement began in the first inning against Potts Camp as seventh grader Annie Orman smashed a three RBI triple for the Lady Eagles.
Sara McDonald returned to the mound after sitting out a year. It was great to see Sara back on the softball diamond.
Sophie Hooker (seventh grader) scored her first run as a West Union Lady Eagle on Annie Orman’s triple.
Passing the torch in the Coggin family as Emily Coggin replaces her sister Lauren in the Lady Hawk lineup.
“Big Papi” goes yard! I asked Artavious Nugent before Tuesday’s game if he was going to hit one out and he said he would if he got one that he could handle. His two run homer scored my great-nephew Austin Gafford, who waits to congratulate Nugent.
When I reached the West Union vs Potts Camp game on Thursday, I was amazed at all the new faces. Here Coach Yates calls out the lineup to a team of predominantly seventh and eighth graders and they are excited about their first high school game. Priceless!