Gamers of the Week

Hurricane High School’s Softball Team is the Gamers of the Week

Hurricane High School’s Softball Team is the Gamers of the Week

Teays Physical Therapy Center, Inc. & the Putnam Herald are pleased to present this week’s female Gamer of the Week to Putnam County’s own Hurricane High School’s Softball Team.

By Marcus Reynolds PT, DPT, CSCS

The Lady Redskins softball team captured their third straight AAA state championship title last week as they defeated John Marshall High School by ten-run mercy rule with a score of 11-0 in five innings. They won their 23rd consecutive game to close out the season with a 36-1 overall record. Just to illustrate how dominant this Redskin team was since their lone loss to Huntington High School 5-2 on April 7th, the Redskins went to tear score 221 runs and only allowing 35 runs, in their final 23 games. To add to their dominance in post-season play, the Redskins final five contests were all ten-run mercy rule victories over their opponents.

Led by seniors Katie Adams and Paige Scruggs, the Redskins dominated at the plate driving in runs while freshman-pitching sensation Harley Vannatter hurled a shutout victory. Hurricane didn’t stop there as they placed five Redskins on the AAA all-tournament team including Kiersten Landers, Katie Adams, Paige Scruggs, Harley Vannatter, and Caiti Mathis. Before the Redskins entered the state tournament they were ranked number nine in the Max Preps Xcellent Top 25 National Softball Rankings. The Redskins will expect to move up that list with a dominating final week of the season and another AAA state title. Head Coach Josh Caldwell and his Redskins protected their title with a statement win in their final game of the 2017 season.

Congratulations to our local standout teams and please look for other local high school athletes to be named in next school year’s Female Gamer of the Week Sponsored by Teays Physical Therapy Center, Inc. & The Putnam Herald.

Marcus Reynolds PT, DPT, CSCS is a Doctor of Physical Therapy at the Teays Physical Therapy Center and assists with the Potential Plus Program.