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NAHS varsity softball team off to bumpy start
The North Augusta High School varsity softball team's season is just under way, and the team has had an up-and-down start.
The Jackets (3-2) played in the Midland Valley Invitational Tournament. The team made the championship game and fell to White Knoll, 6-1.
Following that, the Jackets turned around and played the Timberwolves again in the opener of their regular season and lost 13-6.
Coach Derrick Quinn's squad just has two seniors, center-fielder Sarah Fulmer and shortstop Jacquie Hill.
"I start four juniors, a sophomore, a freshman and an eighth grader," Quinn said. "This is by far the youngest team I've ever had. They're all doing good, we're going through some growing pains right now. I think if we just keep together and playing together that we'll be a really good team toward the end of the year. Really, I can't mention anybody. It's been one girl this day and one girl that day. That's just how it's been this season so far."
Quinn points toward Fulmer and Hill's play as being strong so far on the young season. As far as a consistent performer, he points to sophomore designated hitter Morgan Franklin.
"She's leading our team in batting average at about .524, I do believe, and she's been a pleasant surprise," Quinn said.Coming up this week, North Augusta will host South Aiken in a game that was to have happened on Tuesday. The Jackets will be on the road for their next matchups at Midland Valley on Wednesday and at Aiken on Friday. Quinn is quick to point out the tough matchups found in Region 5-AAAA.
"Year in and year out, it's always a battle for the region championship," he said. "White Knoll is a very good team, ranked in the top 10. Dutch Fork is also ranked in the top 10. Lexington is always tough. South Aiken and Aiken are getting a lot better. Our region is very tough from top to bottom."
That said, Quinn also believes that his team will continue making strides as the season progresses.
"We're young, but we're very talented, we have a bunch of great girls," he said. "They don't like losing, put it that way. They're going to get better not to lose."