BY DANIEL LOCKE FOR THE OBSERVER
Spring sports are in full swing throughout the state of Alabama, and Beauregard High School softball is no exception. With a record of 14-12-1, the Hornets have learned a lot about themselves at this point in the season. After a disappointing season last spring, the Hornets have shown some definite improvement.
Head coach Scott Meadows offered his take on how things have been so far this season.
“We have played a tough schedule,” Meadows said. “We won the Valley Tournament on [the] March 11th weekend. We are 1-2 in area play with losses to Elmore County and Tallassee.”
Following his general overview of how the Hornets are performing well, Meadows highlighted some of the issues that the team has been experiencing so far this season.
“We are committing too many errors,” Meadows said. “If we can get that under control and get the lower third of our order to step up a little more and our pitchers fine-tuned just a little more, we got a shot at regionals and that’s our goal.”
Meadows noted how strong the bond is around the team. It is hard to find success in sports when team chemistry is bad. Fortunately for Beauregard, that has not been a problem.
“I’m most happy about our team chemistry,” Meadows said. “They are all for one and one for all. ‘#SQUAD14’ is our motto.”
A good team always has a set of dependable players who can produce when it matters the most. The Hornets have gotten solid production from several players, some of them being freshmen, which is encouraging for the future of the program.
“Berkley Wilson, Raegan Brooks and Bailey Abernathy are all hitting around .400 or over and providing some power,” Meadows said. “Lindsey Moulton and Mary Payton Dees are two ninth-graders that are in that .300-.325 range, which is a big plus.”
Beauregard High School softball is headed in the right direction under the leadership of Meadows. The team has big plans for this season and the players are buying in — even amid a much needed break.
“We are on spring break this week,” Meadows said. “I’m hoping six days off will bring them back rested and ready to make a run.”
Beauregard was back in action against Beulah on the road on Wednesday. The Hornets will be back in front of their home crowd next Tuesday when they host Elmore County at 5 p.m.