By JOSH FRYE
After a long, hard-fought battle, Atmore Christian School’s girls’ softball team officially ended the 2021 season with a 10-4 loss to Aletheia Christian Academy last Monday, April 26.
Anna Weaver took the loss on the mound for the Lady Rams. Weaver surrendered 10 runs on 15 hits and pitched just over 7 innings. Weaver struck out 6 batters. ACS racked up 6 hits during the game. The duo of Abby Ross and Elizabeth Terry managed 2 hits each for the Lady Rams. Aletheia totaled 15 hits with 5 players hitting multiple times. Brooke Schachle scored 2 runs for ACS, while Temple Albritton and Ross scored 1 run each. The Lady Rams ended the season with a 5-6 record.
“I am very proud of the girls,” head coach Bethany Albritton said. “Three to four of our starting players are sixth- and seventh-grade students who have never played one inning of softball before this season. They really stepped up and gained experience. Megan Wilson and Mia Morris are the two senior players the team has leaned on this season and they will be greatly missed by everyone.”
Albritton stressed that she was proud of the fact that the team stepped up this season and showed so much growth and team spirit. According to Albritton while pitching has remained strong, batting fell behind against Aletheia and that hurt the team during the final game. Despite the loss, Albritton said that she was proud of the accomplishments made by the team this season and is grateful for assistant coaches Jenni Schrock and Kevin Bell who have helped become the backbone of the team.