"Emma was tremendous," Ford said. "Emily Moore was fantastic hitting the ball and playing shortstop. Kate and Kyndall both grew up during the state games, which was big, and the entire lineup put the ball in play. We had nine girls put the ball in play. Anytime you don't strike out, good things will happen. We flubbed up in a couple of innings, when we had some errors that scored a couple of runs, but we cleaned that up and did very well defensively. I just contribute that to the hard work that we've put in so far. It paid off. without question, and we hope to do that again next year.
"When they come back for their 12U year, we want to achieve bigger goals and keep the momentum going," Ford said. "That is what it takes. We have to have that mindset in order to get better and better. The overall goal is for these kids to be successful, both on and off the field. We not only want them to win a state title and get college scholarships to play the game of softball, but we want them to be honor roll students and obtain goals that will make them successful in life."
"With any of the teams that you see at this level, they know how to play softball," Ford said. "The history with Tallmadge, especially, is something else. I've known about them from back in the 80s. I was proud of ourselves and I am proud of Wheelersburg and Scioto County, as a whole, for how we've represented the game. Wheelersburg's doing what they're doing, and we're beginning to get back to what we did in the late 90s and early 2000s."
In District 11 and 11U State competition, the Lady Senator outscored their opponents by a 64-5 margin!
Congratulations West Portsmouth 11U Lady Senators!