Predictions can be dangerous. But the one Jordan McKinney made at the end of last softball season is coming true.
This past Saturday the Mustangs softball team hosted the Silver Stage Nighthawks for the last two games of a tripleheader.
It started in Silver Springs on Tuesday and came home on Saturday.
Tailgaters enjoyed the spring weather. The final scores were 19-7,16-6 and 17-2.
Pershing County now stands at 10-1-1 overall, and 6-0 in the Northern 2A.
The weekend highlighted the importance of each player. Catcher Aaliyah Allen continues to impress. “She hit the ball really well and was a beast behind the plate,” said McKinney.
Kaylen Halverson turned a double play and crushed the ball all weekend. The coach moved Anna Happy to second base where she showed range and quickness.
“Anna works hard to get better and stays after practice everyday,” said McKinney. “It showed this weekend. She’s also key for us up at the plate.”
Aledda Sam can’t play this season because of a volleyball injury but she’s in the dugout leading the cheers every game.
McKinney considers Sam one of the team’s leaders, crediting her for keeping up everyone’s spirits and teaching the younger girls.
So, what was that prediction?
At last season’s awards night, McKinney looked back on the six-week season of 2021. She had her eye on three players who were juniors at the time – Bela Rosas, Aledda Sam and Kassandra Swindlehurst.
“They are the seasoned veterans,” she said. “Next year, when they are seniors, everyone better look out because they are going to be a real force.”
Next, Pershing County hosts the West Wendover Wolverines for a tripleheader.
The first game of the series is Friday at 4 p.m. On Saturday, the games are at 10 a.m. and noon.