"You still want to win, but slowpitch is about trying to have fun,” James said. "Toward the end of the season, we had a lot of fun.”
Southmoore went 13-12 and was eliminated in the regionals.
James led the team with a .603 batting average and also had 22 RBIs and 24 runs scored.
Now that the first year is complete, James said she is excited for the future of the Southmoore program.
"They’re going to prove a lot of people wrong in the future,” James said. "There’s a lot of talent on the team, and now they have experience.”
Middle West 13 Middle East 9
Morrison’s Adrian Henington hit a home run and the West had eight girls with RBI singles. Trailing 3-0, the West scored five in the third and then broke open an 8-7 game with a four-run eighth.
Colbert’s Rachelle Reeve had a home run for the East.
Small East 14 Small West 7
Kenetta Vickery of Cameron hit a two-run home run while Red Oak’s Sarah Mauzey had three hits to pace the East win.
Sentinel’s Tricia Dye led the West with three hits.