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Garland County Softball Review

by Felisha Butler | May 3, 2021 at 4:05 a.m.

Cutter Morning Star (2-15, 1-7 2A-7)

Last week's games: 19-3 win vs Mountain Pine on Monday, 24-9 loss vs Dierks on Monday

This week's games: N/A, season completed

Fountain Lake (2-14, 2-12 4A-7)

Last week's games: 12-4 loss vs De Queen on Tuesday, 15-0 loss at Nashville on Friday

This week's games: N/A, season completed

Outstanding Athlete of the Week: Bailey Helton. "She went two for three, scoring one run against De Queen and she has been a key player for us behind the plate this year." -- Lady Cobras head coach Brooklynn Jimeson

Hot Springs (7-9, 2-9 5A-South)

Last week's games: 32-17 win at Pine Bluff Dollarway on Monday, 16-3 loss vs Lake Hamilton on Tuesday, 15-5 loss

This week's games: Today vs Pine Bluff Dollarway at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday at Sheridan at 4:30 p.m., Friday at Lakeside at 5 p.m.

Outstanding Athlete of the Week: "All of our kids have really stepped up. We have a ton of injuries and kids not being able to play. Our girls are giving it all they have – stepping up and really playing from the heart. Mallory Bratton came in and pitched this week after a car wreck (April 24). Kai Griffith came back and pitched last night for the first time since her knee injury. Darnesa Hudson has been hitting the ball well. Anasztasia Anderson is playing solid. Jurnee Hicks is battling a bad ankle injury and is toughing it out to play but definitely not at full speed. We had a couple girls have to step in and play varsity with no experience before they started with us this year. Tiffany Lopez and Raina Anderson have been throw into starting roles and are holding their own. Very proud of the overall awesome team effort and support they show each other." -- Lady Trojans head coach Deana Franklin

Key opponent this week: N/A

Franklin's plans for the week: "We only have (this) week left. Dollarway on Monday and our senior night – always a special game honoring our senior athletes."

Jessieville (1-15, 1-6 3A-5)

Last week's games: N/A, season completed

This week's games: N/A, season completed

Lake Hamilton (8-8, 6-4 5A-South)

Last week's games: 16-3 win at Hot Springs on Tuesday, 7-5 win at El Dorado on Friday

This week's games: Tuesday vs Texarkana at 5 p.m., Friday vs White Hall at 4:30 p.m.

Outstanding Athlete of the Week: Maddie Duke. "Maddie picked up three conference wins this week and hit her first home run of the season." -- Lake Hamilton head coach Amy Teague

Key opponent this week: White Hall."It's senior night."

Teague's plans for the week: "Continue to focus on offensive production."

Lakeside (8-5, 6-4 5A-South)

Last week's games: 8-1 loss at Sheridan on Tuesday, 14-1 win at Texarkana on Friday

This week's games: Tuesday vs Pine Bluff at 5 p.m., Friday vs Hot Springs at 5 p.m.

Outstanding Athlete of the Week: Emylee Bittinger. "Hit .450 last week with two doubles." -- Lakeside head coach Josh Bradley

Key opponent this week: Pine Bluff. "We have to play them in a double header due to a rain out so that will bring a different dynamic for our team."

Bradley's plans for the week: "Our focus will continue to be getting better each day and controlling what we can control."

Mountain Pine (0-8, 0-6 2A-7)

Last week's games: 19-3 loss at CMS on Monday

This week's games: N/A, season completed

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