Senior Molly Donovan was the spark that the Rangers needed to have to beat the Yellow Jackets. She hit a double in the fifth inning that started a scoring streak for FHC.
“It felt awesome to be able to start the momentum of the game,” Molly said. “It meant more because this is my last time playing a conference game on this field.”
FHC was able to win against Greenville 7-0; however, the Rangers started off with a scoring drought. Neither Greenville or Central could score a run. FHC was able to hit, but couldn’t get any runs in. While they may have had a lack of runs, the Rangers still played stellar defense.
“We started off slow, but we weren’t playing bad,” head coach Jasmine Watson said. “It was one of those games that the girls did everything right but we couldn’t get the momentum going until later in the game.”
Overall, FHC had a solid night for hitting. Molly led the team going 3 for 3. She had 2 singles and 1 double. Senior Val Nuffer went 2 for 4, hitting 1 single and a double. Senior Hailey Enbody went 2 for 4 with a single and a triple, and she was also able to pick up 1 RBI. Senior Tori MacLeod went 1 for 1, leading the team in RBI with 2. Junior Caitlin Snyder also pitched in as she had a single and 1 RBI.
Throughout the game, Molly and Tori worked as a power duo. Molly would snatch the ball at shortstop and throw it to Tori at first base. They were able to get out after out in the later innings.
“Our duo felt good tonight,” Tori said. “We’ve been teammates for years and we’ve been playing together since I can remember, so it wasn’t too different. The only thing that felt different is that it was more special because it was our last home game.”
Caitlin was the catcher last night. She had a very impressive game and was a key player for the Rangers. Sophomore Faith Addington was on the mound, and she threw a shutout. She allowed 2 hits, 0 runs, walked 0, and struck out 6.
“Faith and Caitlin played amazing tonight,” Watson said. “Faith’s been pitching more and more this season, and she is improving greatly. Caitlin hasn’t been able to be catcher this season, and it was great to get her behind the plate tonight.”
This game goes towards the Rangers’ conference record, which is now 10-3. Their overall record is 15-11, and they will face off against Greenville again on Wednesday away.
“It was a great way to finish on our last home game,” Tori said. “It a cliche, but I’m going to miss playing with this team.”