Softball team suffers
close losses at district
The Platte County Lady Pirate softball team concluded
its 2001 season on Oct. 6 at districts, which were held
The Lady Pirate softball team ended play with a couple
of quick losses in the double elimination district tournament.
Platte Countys first loss of the tournament came
to a strong conference rival Smithville team. The Lady
Pirates fell by a final score of 11-2.
Their second game of the tournament was much closer,
but the Lady Pirates still fell. The second loss was to
Kearney, who was hosting the tournament and had a home
field advantage. Platte County lost this game by a final
score of 3-2.
The Lady Pirates softball team finished their season
with a final record of 10-9.
Platte County could have possibly improved on this final
record had they not had as many games rained out. The
Lady Pirates had seven games that were rained out that
could not be made up.
Platte County will lose several seniors who started for
the team for numerous years. They lost pitcher Samantha
Ward, third basemen Jeanna Prather, catcher Jessica Lackey,
infielder Devin McCray, and infielder Jamie Horst.
The Lady Pirates will return juniors Jill Prather, Michelle
Arnspriger, Natalie Prather, and Whitney Murie, and sophomores
Heather Tanck, Hillary Tanck, and Roxy McCray.
Next year's team will look to improve on what they accomplished
this year, and will seek to build upon the experience
they gained from this years class of seniors.