WAYNESBORO, MS (WDAM) - Though Wayne County has just two seniors in its lineup, the Lady War Eagles are an experienced softball team.
Friday’s contest at North Pike will be their seventh south state series in seven years – counting both slow and fast pitch.
After losing in the fall season’s slow pitch state title, Wayne County is two wins from the fast pitch state championships.
"I'm super excited to have made it this far,” said Wayne County senior outfielder Promise Shanks, a PRCC signee. “It took a lot of work and dedication."
"It took a ton of mental toughness,” said Wayne County senior pitcher Emily McDonald, also a PRCC signee. “Just the talent that we all have, putting it together and teamwork especially."
"Our kids are very servant-minded,” said Wayne County head coach James Powell. “They love each other, they have great team chemistry. I felt like we’ve been more talented in the past and not had the team chemistry. Being willing to lay it all on the line, playing to win, not being afraid to lose. All we ask of our kids is they just play the best that they’re possibly capable of playing. If you do your best in life or in sports, we can live with the rest."
The Lady War Eagles visit North Pike on Friday at 6 p.m. Wayne County hosts the Lady Jaguars on Saturday.