By Austin Bishop
The Choctaw County High School fast-pitch softball team looks to have strong pitching and defense and plenty of speed this season. Veteran CCHS head coach Mike Brown also says his Lady Chargers have the opportunity to be a strong offensive team.
“I think defensively we played very well,” Brown said of his team’s effort in last weekend’s Kosciusko Jamboree. The Lady Chargers took a 10-0 win over Louisville in four innings and tied Kosy 0-0 in another four-inning contest.
“Our pitching was also very good. We didn’t do that much hitting, but we should be a pretty good offensive team.”
Makenzie Toombs and Lizzie Thomas are expected to handle the bulk of the pitching this year, with Akira Taylor also getting some work in the circle.
The Lady Chargers are set to take part in the South Pontotoc Classic on Saturday, facing Pontotoc at 1 p.m. and South Pontotoc at 4 p.m. CCHS then travels to Eupora on Tuesday, before hosting Louisville on March 2 and visiting Kosciusko on March 3.