Troy Dixie Darlings don’t plan on giving up in tournament

Published 8:14 pm Wednesday, June 18, 2014

By Brian Anderson

Playing determined and never giving up is the formula for success to the Troy Darlings. The seven and eight-year-old lady all-stars want to compete and play hard throughout district.

“I feel like we can win it all and they feel like they can win it all as well,” head coach Adam Navarre said. “As long as we play the way we know how anything is possible.”

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He said his team has made great strides since practice started. The girls are pushing to learn and starting to play together.

“They are like night and day since we began and have gotten so much better,” he said. He does not want the girls to settle for where they are at, but continue to push and get better.

Going into their first game he wants them never give up and stay with the play. Also, if they make a mistake do not hang their head, but keep it up and do better the next time a play comes to them.

“I want the girls to be focused on the game and do what we been practicing,” assistant coach Drew Brooks said. He said the girls hitting has improved, which he hopes carries over to game day.

“When you are practicing for all-stars there is a lot more practicing than recreation league,” he said. He has seen a lot more progress with the extra practices the girls have had.

The girls will take to the diamond Friday in the Sub-District Tournament against Samson at the Troy Parks and Recreation Center on Enzor Road. They will play on Field 5 at 6:00 p.m.

The tournament runs Friday-Tuesday at the Troy Sportsplex. Troy, Samson, Opp, Crenshaw and Greenville will compete in the double-elmination tourney.

“I want the girls to play hard and have fun,” Brooks said.