Lady Pirates finish strong with a unique outlook

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The Calico Rock High School softball team had an unique outlook when they played Scranton High School on Monday, May 15. Each softball member wrote their favorite bible verse on their arm before the game because they all “know and believe nothing is possible without Christ.”

The softball team had already achieved the impossible because no one thought that the team would make it past the Elite 8, since it hadn’t been done before.

In the state tournament for District 1A, Calico Rock finished fourth, after losing to Scranton. However, softball short-stop, Morgan Wood noted that, “Although, we lost today and our journey is over, I can proudly say that we have praised God through every win and every loss. It has been an amazing ride, which has strengthened my faith, also. I can honestly say, with my teammates backing me up, that we have made history and we could not have done it without the Lord, himself, watching over us through every bat, strike-out and home run. No one in the state of Arkansas, but us and our hometown, thought that we weren’t going anywhere in the tournament. Though we took the odds, they were giving us, and we turned around and made history.”

The softball team is compromised of softball manager, Chase Fountain; Wood, short stop, junior; Kenlee Killian, second base; Jacie Pool, center field, freshman; Emma Mitchell, right field; freshman; Makayla Simmons, third base, senior; Jaclyn Hamby, pitcher, junior; and Camron Holowell, manager, senior.

On a final note, Wood added, “The whole Calico Rock Pirate family, meaning coaches, players, alumni and anyone else in our hometown, wishes the best of luck to all the teams and players. Play every game like it’s your last because it flies by.” The bible verse that they kept front and center was, Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me.”

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