The Lady Seahawks infield, from left, Taylor Mallon, Lilah Millender, Addison Mallon and Sarah Ham, warm up. [ Jenny Mallon | Contributed ]

Lady Seahawks have very busy week

The Lady Seahawks softball team had as busy a stretch as a team can have, playing six games in less than a week.

“And we got better in every aspect of the game,” said Coach Scott Collins. 

On Monday, Feb. 27, the team fell 5-2 to Taylor County in Perry, and then the next night, shelled Wewahitchka 18-2 in just two-and-one-half innings of play.

It then was time for four games over the weekend, at the Panama City Beach Tournament at Frank Brown Park. The team on Friday lost to South Sumter 6-5 and then 5-2 to Geneva, Alabama.

On Saturday, the Lady Seahawks bounced back, defeating Baker 12-1 and then Ponce De Leon 16-2.

“We played some very good teams last week and played well. We threw it around and made some errors we don’t usually make against South Sumter Friday or we would have picked up another win,” said Collins. “We outhit that team 13-6.”

The 2023 Franklin County Lady Seahawks varsity softball team [ FCHS Athletic Department ]

Both junior Taylor Mallon and eighth grader Lilah Millender hit their first home runs of the season against Baker. Mallon added her fourth triple of the season against Ponce de Leon, while second baseman Millender continues to post a perfect fielding percentage, with a dozen putouts.

Sophomore Sarah Ham is having an amazing season, so far with five home runs, four doubles and a whopping 26 RBI.

Her performance at the plate and on the mound is placing her at or near the top not only in Class 1A but in all the divisions in Florida high school softball.

She’s struck out 52 batters in 45 innings pitched, with five wins and three losses, and a 3.73 earned run average.

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