Lady Tigers softball goes winless in ‘13

DERON TALLEY, EDITOR @dvillechief
Senior catcher Kayla Hernandez sits behind the plate in the team’s loss at St. James this season.

Despite a winless season, the DHS softball team still has smiles at the end of the season. With head coach Amy Blanchard in her first year leading the team and with only three seniors, the Lady Tigers never could pull together for a win, but the team saw positive moments.

“It’s disappointing that we haven’t won any games but they really are a good group to be around,” Blanchard said. “Even though we lose we still have fun.”

The Lady Tigers had a couple games where they played well against teams like Port Allen and a few other more evenly matched teams.

“Softball is just hard,” Blanchard said. “You have to start when you are young. It’s tough.”

DHS’ softball field wasn’t ready to play a game on so the team played every game at the visitor’s field, but the seniors didn’t mind having such a touch season to end their high school careers.

“The season was tough,” Kayla Hernandez said, senior catcher, “we had a hard district but we never gave up and we just had fun.”

Hernandez said she enjoyed playing with her teammates and will “miss them when I’m gone, but I’ll be back to support them.”

For senior second baseman Kenya Madison, the best part of the season was just hanging with Blanchard. Madison said she likes Blanchard as a coach and that she learned a lot from her.

“The season was good,” Madison said. “I enjoyed playing but I’ll miss everybody, the players and coach Amy.”

Senior third baseman Carly Harris echoed Madison and said Blanchard made playing the game more fun than coaches in the past. She said despite finishing winless, the season was good.

“Because we all got along and learned together.”