The Hackett Lady Hornets flexed their softball muscle on Tuesday night when they walked away from their first conference match of the season against the Magazine Lady Rattlers with an out of the ballpark 21-2 victory. The Lady Hornets were crackin’ bats and stealin’ bases like it was going out of style with the entire roster earning stats. Leading the way with three runs apiece was Madeline Freeman who also earned a double and Madi Taylor who stole two bases while she was at it. Jamye Durham, MacKenzie Mendenhall, Emma Infalt, and Shayla Foster followed up with two runs each with Durham also achieving a double.
The Lady Hornets ended the game with 15 total putouts with eagle-eye Rachel Widmer picking up seven of those. Infalt snagged four, Mendenhall caught two, and Foster and Durham secured one each. Mendenhall was all over the place as she also took the lead as pitcher, hurling out 68 balls to 16 players striking out six. Kayla Richardson got a little over an inning under her feet as she pitched 33 balls to eight players striking out two.
On Thursday, March 12 at 4:30 p.m. Hackett will host the Lavaca Lady Arrows for the Lady Hornets second conference game of the season. Hackett will be going into this match with a 1-2 total play record while Lavaca sits 0-1 after succumbing to Mansfield 11-0. Last season, the Lady Hornets won two out of their three matches against the Lady Arrows and this time around, Hackett doesn’t have any plans to change pace now.