After listening to the weather report for Friday, the Lady Indians softball varsity coaching staff wisely moved their scrimmage against St. Margaret’s to Thursday. The St. Margaret’s Scotties made it to the Virginia Independent High
School League’s state playoffs last season and appear ready for a deeper run in the 2019 season. They hit the ball well and fielded better.
Normally, scores are not recorded for scrimmage game and this was the case on Thursday. The purpose of scrimmages is for the coaching staff to watch their players in game conditions. Indian Head Coach Mike Baker made the following observations, “I saw some good things and some things we have to work on.” The Indians did not hit the ball well and most of the hardest hit balls went right to the Scottie defense. “We need some work on hitting,” said Baker but stated “I was extremely pleased with our three pitchers and two catchers (used in the scrimmage).”
An overall assessment from Baker was, “I’m not worried this early in the season.”
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Indian pitcher Brantley Swift brings the heat.