Young team show coach potential
By Lisa Voyles
HOUSTON – “I’m not disappointed,” said Houlka coach Vicki Homan following the Lady Wildcats performance in the Houston tournament Saturday. “We’re going to get there.”
After two losses on the diamond, the comments may have sounded unusual, but Homan sees a lot of potential in a young team that played two more experienced squads.
The Lady Cats ran with the Lady Toppers through the first two innings, racking up enough hits to post five runs.
And the defense held the Houston girls in competition with Cassie Homan and Chiane Edington snagging flies at shortstop and centerfield and Edington turning a double play to Paige Graves and Jesse Moore for the second and third out in the top of the second inning.
Although the Lady Toppers came on strong at the plate in the third and fourth inning, ending the game with a 16-4 win, Homan remained positive about the Houlka girls debut on the field.
“I’ve got two seniors on the corners and all the rest are underclassmen,” Homan said. “It will take some games, but we’ll get there. We’re going to be ok.”
The Lady Wildcats battled the Caledonia Lady Confederates in their first game of the tourney, falling 6-0 to the 4A school.
“Our girls are yong,but I have confidence in this group,” Homan said.