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TELL CITY—The Tell City Panthers compiled a .371 team batting average to end their junior high girls softball season with a 29-6-1 record.
Coach Maggie Schuetter said she is very proud of the effort the girls displayed this year, beginning with preseason workouts and continuing through the 36-game season.
“Our message from day one has been: If we outwork you, we will outplay you,” said Schuetter. “A big thank you goes out to Randy Cole for allowing us the use of his recently purchased Junior High School building (now known as the Mozart building) as our training facility since February.
“The goal has been to improve the basic skills on both the defensive and offensive side of the ball. The girls responded well from countless hours of batting practice by having a team batting average of .371 and scoring 413 runs.
“The defense also responded well by only allowing 156 opponents to cross the plate.”
The Panthers’ opponents were from surrounding schools, including Forest Park, Perry Central, Dubois, Southridge, Jasper, Heritage Hills, Springs Valley, Pike Central, Crawford County, and Orleans.
Basically the same Panthers team will also play some tourneys this summer, beginning with one at Seymour this weekend.