Worth County softball young and in Control

When the Worth County Lady Rams softball team entered the 2014 season they knew they had a young team with a new head coach, but what they didn't expect was what followed. The Lady Rams are sitting at 5-0 for the season and went undefeated in the Columbus Invitational just a week ago. Head Coach Caleb Hathcock has been impressed with the way his team is playing right now.

Coach Hathcock said, "We might be young with only one senior, but the team is meshing well and the freshman on the team have really stepped up."

Freshman pitcher Caroline Newton has been playing lights out on the mound. Newton pitched a no-hitter against Hardaway on Friday and threw 11 strikeouts against Tift County. The pitching and the defense have been sound so far this season, but the performance at the plate has caught Coach Hathcock's attention.

Coach Hathcock said, "Pitching and our defense no doubt have been our strength so far, but I have seen huge improvements from our girls at the plate by staying consistent with the hitting."

Although a 5-0 start is impressive, the real challenge begins on Thursday when Thomas County Central travels to Worth County for the first region game of the season.

Coach Hathcock said, "This will be a big test for us in the region when TCC comes to town and I'm looking forward to seeing how we respond."

The game starts Thursday at 5:30 in the Diamond's Den.