Hartsville Lady Red Foxes softball preview

By:  Don Gearhart

A 24-5 season is what is expected of the Lady Red Foxes.  Repeating that performance which included Region and District Championships and losing two 1-run games to North Augusta in the Lower State Championship, almost comes across as a given.  The Lady Red Foxes return six starters and only two of those are seniors.  Plugging the middle of the field is Coach Amber Harvey’s greatest challenge since losing star pitcher Alyssa Poston, catcher Olivia Martin, and center fielder Kindon Dawson.  Poston is now playing for Mars Hill University and Martin is a member of the Winthrop University squad.  All is not doom and gloom, however.  Senior transfers Trinity Davis and Tatum Weaver are expected to fill some of the gaps.  The left side of the infield remains intact with slugger Caydon Thompson manning the hot corner and Myah Harvey returning at shortstop.  Avarie Easters will give up her position at second base to replace Martin behind the plate.  Davis and Weaver will see time in the outfield if not on the mound.  Hartsville opens play in the Pee Dee Pitchoff at Freedom Florence on March 3-4 and hosts Darlington in the first regular season game on March 8.  Harvey is assisted by Tommy Garrison, Heber Watson, and Richie Wallace.


Allie Bailey                    So        P, 1B

Abbey Byrd                  Fr         OF

Trinity Davis                  Sr         P, OF

Avarie Easters              Sr         Utility

Myah Harvey                Fr         SS, 2B

Emma Kate Hudson         8th        2B

Sydney Matthews         8th        2B

Jaysha McCullough          So        OF

Jamarria Pendergrass    Jr          OF

Carter Shumate              So        1B

Caydon Thompson        Sr         3B, 1B

Mariah Weatherford    Jr          OF

Tatum Weaver              Sr         P, OF

Author: Stephan Drew

Share This Post On

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This
Posts Remaining