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SPMS Softball is back


Veronica Roberts, seen here pitching, will be a strong weapon inside the circle for SPMS.

RICH FAIRMAN

Sports Reporter


Photos by Rich Fairman| The Meade County Messenger Kendall Buchanon fields a ball at shortstop and throws over the second basemen to first for the out.

After three years of not taking the field, the Stuart Pepper Middle School Softball program is back in full swing and made a huge statement in their home opener against Edmonton MS, on Aug. 8 at Meade Olin Park. The program has only one season under their belt due to the COVID restrictions that were implemented after their first season.

“The middle schoolers that we have playing today haven’t had the chance to play middle school ball since the program began because of the two-year break,” Head Coach Elizabeth Youart explained. “The girls who first began the program are now high schoolers and a part of the high school team.”

Since they announced that the program will start up again this year, Youart says that the program is a little behind. They got a late start but have had a lot of girls tryout for the team. The team has been putting in a lot of hard work at practices which is definitely building a team to carry on the Lady Wave tradition of winning.


Madison Reidling tries to get around the Edmonton Catcher as she tries to score.

“We have been putting in as many fundamental drills and plays as we can in a short period of time to get the girls ready to play. We have actually lucked out by not having to go all the way back to basics with a good number of girls already playing on travel ball teams,” Youart said of the team’s quick turnaround. Youart says that having about half the team already