GHS girls beat Elba 10-6

Published 3:00 am Friday, April 10, 2015

Lizzy Galloway prepares to fire off a pitch during the Eagles’ contest against Elba Thursday. MESSENGER PHOTO/SCOTTIE BROWN

Lizzy Galloway prepares to fire off a pitch during the Eagles’ contest against Elba Thursday.

For the Goshen Eagles, winning against the Elba Tigers was always something head coach Amy Warrick hoped for out of her girls, and after a 10-6 victor over the Tigers, Warrick said she felt the team had shown great effort against their opponent.

“I like the way we’re playing now,” Warrick said. “This game was not our best game, but we did really well with the bats. We got a little sloppy on defense. There are some things that I like that we’re doing, but we’re making errors. And, we’ll continue to work on making those throws so we can make those throws better.”

Warrick has pushed the girls to do better in their region by making sure they had seen the best pitchers in the state prior to their area play.

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“What we needed last year was to see better pitching, so we played Hoover, we played Northview, we played Dothan,” Warrick said. “We needed to see the very best pitchers they could throw at us, not because there aren’t good pitchers in our area but because I wanted to go play the best so we aren’t scared to play. We responded to that really well. We’re staying back more and waiting on our pitches better than we were. I’m proud of that.”

But, Warrick is proud of the effort her team has shown, especially that of the Eagles’ own pitcher, senior Lizzy Galloway.

“I really think it’s a whole team effort,” Warrick said. “I have a bunch of juniors filling big shoes, but I have to say my pitcher in the circle has done a great job. I took a lot of pressure on her and she’s doing a great job executing in the circle where I think she was a little nervous. Senior year is hard and she puts a lot of pressure on herself, but I think she’s done a good job of taking some of the pressure off of her.”

The girls will travel to Zion Chapel to continue with area play, and Warrick said she knows the girls will have to be firing on all cylinders in order to do well against the Rebels.

“Area play seems to be going really well,” Warrick said. “I just told the girls that’s kind of dangerous for a team going through the second round because you tend to let down, and I don’t want them to let down. My focus is just keeping them really focused and on our goal, and our goal is to be the very best team we can be. We are taking it one game at a time and right now we are focused on Zion Chapel next Tuesday.”