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JCHS, JCMS players compete in summer softball

Over the summer months, a group of JCMS players and upcoming middle schoolers have been competing on a team called “The Mustangs” in a league in Bristol.
The team played in a 15U Middle School division and was coached by Allyson Reece, Rick Snyder, Craig Sluder and Kenny Wampler.
The following are the team's results for the games:
Sullivan South 11, Mustangs 5
Mustangs 8, Sliders 2
Mustangs 15, Tenn.High 2
Mustangs 15, Tenn High 12
Mustangs 9, Sullivan South 8
Mustangs 15, Titans 6
Mustangs 11, Titans 1
Mustangs 19, Sliders 0
Tournament (7/21)
Mustangs 14, Titans 0
Sullivan South 7, Mustangs 0
Over ten games the Mustangs scored 100 runs while allowing 49.
High School Report
Members of the JCHS Softball Team also competed in a league over the summer with a lot of the younger kids getting some great experience.
JCHS lost four seniors from this past spring's team and in some cases they're back to square one in filling some positions the Lady Longhorns haven't had to fill in awhile.
Sam Mahala, a four-year starter at pitcher and Allyson Reece, a four-year starter as well with three being at catcher, are both playing in college now and JCHS used this summer to see who could play there.
At pitcher, Danielle Hensley, Kelsey Watson and Cindi Edington all saw significant time on the mound this summer. At catcher, Haley Miller, Liza Watson and Meghan Walters all were looked at as well.
“In my mind I was looking at different combinations against other varsity players,” JCHS head coach Dana Smith said, “They competed very well. The experience the young players are getting helped us so much.”
Hollie Harrison and Eden Smith were the only two girls in their regular varsity positions at all times, giving Smith options.
“We had so many kids doing other things that we weren't able to have our full team there every night,” Smith said.
The team was very respectable, beating every team in the league at least once.
“To do this competing with mostly freshmen and sophomores was impressive,” Smith said. “I'm very pleased.”