The Ponytails X-play have finished second in the state, after losing a tough final to Wewa.
Under the direction of coaches Jonathan Creamer, Bob Eddy, Stephen Peterson, and Andrew Sapp, the team opened July 8 with a 14-10 extra inning loss to Liberty County,
On July 9 they beat Holmes County 10-0 in four innings, and the next day beat Sebring 14-4 in five innings.
They went on to down Wewa 3-2 and then beat Holmes 13-5 in six innings, before falling 6-3 to Wewa in the championship..
The girls include Shasta Butler, Allie Dearing, Isabelle Frye, Kenslie Harris, Aubrey Nowling, Madelyn Paul, Jessa Holliday, Mariah Sapp, Mahaylee Martina, Amerlia Wolferseder, Charlotte Creamer and Whitney Polous.
What a wild ride it has been! We have fought and battled on the clay since last Friday with all odds against us from the very beginning but these girls didn’t let any of that defeat them,” said Creamer. “These girls have heart, grit, determination, and a love for the game that I’ve never seen before! Within the season these girls have gained so much confidence at the plate and in the field.
“The strongest people aren’t always the ones who win, but the people who don’t give up when they lose,” he said. “We may have placed 2nd but you are #1 in my eyes!
“I would like to thank my coaches: You guys were always there, and I could not have done it without ya’ll. We coached an awesome group of girls, and I feel lucky to have been a part of it. Thank you to all of the supportive parents who went above and beyond. The season would not have be as successful without your support.”