Sissonville's Andrea Lewis, a 2003 graduate, won 79 games in her first three seasons in Class AA but a knee injury cut short her prep career.
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SINCE HURRICANE splits its pitching duties between sophomores Emily Davis and Courtney Rogers, neither are likely to approach Haynes' career total.
That duo has already been highly successful in its own right, lead the Redskins to their first MSAC title a year ago, but has been thus far overshadowed by the Redskins' hitting prowess. In home wins last week against No. 4 St. Albans and No. 2 Cabell Midland, Hurricane (18-3) hit .508 as a team. They touched Haynes for 12 hits and seven earned runs in a 9-0 win last Wednesday, then chased Midland ace Kyra Shull after less than three complete innings in what became a wild, 15-13 win.
"I know people question the batting averages and all that, but we just come out and hit the ball," Hurricane Coach Josh Caldwell said. "I've never really seen anything like it. The girls work hard, and they can all hit."
They can also run the bases well, which has proven to be of significant benefit. Leadoff hitter Madi Casto, the team's slick-fielding sophomore second baseman, and No. 2 hitter Nicole Pierson make a habit of finding their way on base without needing the ball to leave the infield.
In fact, in the two aforementioned games the Redskins managed nine infield hits.
That has helped set the table for the heart of the Redskins' lineup, which includes Rogers and senior catcher Linzie Reynolds, the latter of whom hit three home runs last week to up her area-leading total to five.
Hurricane fell to Midland 8-7 in the semifinals of the Best of the Best Tournament at Buffalo on Saturday. The Redskins enter the week ranked fifth in the state, and last week also picked up wins over Winfield, Nitro - a doubleheader sweep - Nicholas County and University.
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SISSONVILLE IS fighting its way through the season with one senior - pitching standout Bekah Baldwin - but Coach Nikki Gross has her eyes on the road ahead.
"We gained a lot of freshmen from the middle school, which won the (county) championship last year," Gross said after the Indians (9-9) dropped an extra-inning loss to top-ranked Herbert Hoover last week.
"My infield, when Bekah's pitching, my first baseman, second baseman, third baseman and shortstop are all freshmen," Gross said. "We're a young team. I think here in a couple years they're going to be unbeatable. We're young, and we're getting better every game."
Abi Jordan plays first when Baldwin is in the circle, with Reagan Johnson at second, Karli Pinkerton at short and Alexee Haynes at third. Haynes has served as the Indians second pitcher throughout the season.
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