Silverdale Softball Team Racking Up the Runs
Chattanooga-(WDEF) If you go see the Silverdale softball team in action, you better get their early.
Many of their games don’t go the full seven innings because they run-rule their opponents with an explosive offense.
How good has Silverdale’s offense been so far this season? In roughly half of their victories they have scored double digit runs.
Said head coach Glen Woodard:”Like I said, once you get one or two runs on the board, then the girls think hey, we can go and get ten. We can get eleven.”
Said homerun leader Kaili Crawley:”It has been routine lately. We’ve seen double digits on every district game we have had so far.”
Reporter:”Is that a goal at all?”
Said Crawley:”It’s just if it happens, it happens. I mean it’s not really a goal that we set. We just keep hitting.”
Reporter:”Just keep hitting.”
Said Crawley:”Just keep hitting.”
Just keep hitting is more than a phrase for the Seahawks.
Said leadoff hitter Emily Harkleroad:”We played Grace I think the other day, and we batted around every time we got up there. It started with me, and it went all the way to Allysa (Ballinger).”
And it’s not like Silverdale’s lineup is loaded with sluggers either.
Said Woodard:”We’ve only had two homerun hitters this year. Kaili has hit ten, and Jordan Cooper has hit four. Everything else is just singles and doubles man.”
So what’s the secret to the Seahawks hitting attack?
Said Harkleroad:”Honestly I think everyone just goes up there relaxed because that’s something we really struggled with since the beginning of the year. Once we get up there and everyone is like okay, we’ve seen her once. We really start to hit the ball.”
Said Woodard:”Some teams you get to and you think the eight and nine hitters are a little bit weaker. Our girls we are pretty strong one through nine, and we know that if we’ve got somebody on base, the nine hitter can hit a double and score somebody.”
The Seahawks hope the good times continue in the batter’s box.
Said Harkleroad:”When everyone scores, everyone is happy. Everyone thinks they’ve had a good game. Then it just works out for the best.”
Silverdale will ride a 20-game winning streak into their region tournament finals on Wednesday.