MCCS Broncos Softball Ends Season 9-4Apr 12th, 2011 | By Staff | Category: Sports
By Kristin Finney
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The Broncos softball team ended their season with a winning record of nine wins and four losses. The girls representing Madison County Central School tied for third place in the Florida Crown Conference.
The leading hitters for the season were Ke’ana Curry, .357 avg., Courtney Richardson, .300 avg., Katilyn Henderson, .583 avg. with one homerun, Hope Smith, .543 avg. with five homeruns, Kelli Garner, .484 avg. and Alexis Livingston .361 avg.
Leaders in runs scored were Alexis Livingston with 19, Kelli Garner with 16, Hope Smith with 14, Katilyn Henderson with 16, Courtney Richardson with 12 and Ke’ana Curry with eight.
The pitching leaders for 2011 were Carlie Ginn with 54 innings pitched, she allowed 44 hits and 38 runs. She struck out 94 batters. She also completed the season with two one-hitters and one no-hitter. Hope Smith had five innings pitched, she allowed four hits and four runs, and struck out five batters. Jena Stewart also had five innings pitched. She allowed four hits and two runs. She struck out four batters.
Team members of the 2011 Broncos softball team were eighth graders: Hope Smith (co-captain), Ke’ana Curry (co-captain), Katilynn Henderson, Taliyah Bonner and LaQuasha Ward. Seventh graders: Kelli Garner, Carlie Ginn, Courtney Richardson, Jena Stewart, Taylor Harvey, Alexis Livingston and Megan Washington, and sixth grader T’Keristan “Cindy” Brown. The coaches this year were Tonia Briggs and Clayton McWilliams.
Coach Clayton McWilliams stated of the team, “The Broncos softball team improved over last year by seven wins. They were a great group of young ladies. They worked hard and continued to learn the game of softball. They are a talented group and with continued hard work and dedication they will be a challenger for the Florida Crown Conference next season. There were many leaders of this team some vocal and other by example.
“A special thanks goes to parent coach Todd Richardson, who was in charge of the pitching staff. He did a great job of handling the pitcher and catcher during games. Thank you to Tommy Garner and Rusty Smith for their support and help in hitting. They provided extra time and practice for many of the team members. Also, a great thank you to all the parents of the players for their support and dedication to the players and team. The team could always count on having a crowd to encourage and cheer for them. Thank you to the grandparents and fans of the team members who were a positive support system for these young ladies. Remember, ‘Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose and sometimes it rains.’”