Ladycats Coach McKenna Terrill provides a “way-to-go” tag to Addie Curtis on her way to home during Marcellus’ win over White Pigeon in round one of district play, May 30.
-photos in this article are courtesy of Megan Schuur Photography
The Marcellus Ladycats wrapped up the 2023 season with a 19-8 record Friday, June 2. Although the team convincingly made its way into the District final against the Mendon Hornets, the final “W” wasn’t to be. The Hornets handled the Ladycats, 11-4, bringing Marcellus’ season to a close.
The Ladycats began District play on Tuesday, May 30, with a solid victory over the White Pigeon Chiefs, 9-1. Clare Flory drove in four runs on three hits during the contest, including a home run in the fourth.
Junior Clare Flory, tough at any position, keeps her eyes on the action during the Ladycats’ win over the White Pigeon Chiefs, June 2.
Layni Heuring got the win for Marcellus allowing two hits and one run over seven innings, striking out nine and walking none.
The Ladycats totaled 16 hits in the game with Flory, Abby Tone, Mackenzie Schuur, Ladora Bet Sargis, Addie Curtis, and Heuring each racking up multiple hits.
Marcellus went on to meet the Climax-Scotts Panther in the semi-finals on Friday, June 2, and came away with an 11-9 victory.
The Ladycats had a comfortable 7-0 lead going into the fourth, but Climax-Scotts turned on the heat with one run in each of the fourth and fifth innings, three in the sixth and four in the seventh. Marcellus managed to stay on top scoring one in the fourth and three in the sixth. Overall, the Ladycats tallied eight hits on the day. Schuur and Heuring each collected two.
Heuring earned the victory surrendering nine runs on 11 hits over seven innings, striking out ten.
In the final on June 2 against a strong Mendon team, the Ladycats struggled to put runs on the board and had a tough time defensively containing the Hornets.
Mendon opened the scoring with two runs in the first, followed by two each in the fourth and fifth, and five in the sixth. Heuring took the loss for Marcellus lasting seven innings, allowing ten hits and 11 runs while striking out six.
The final out was also the final moment in the dugout for Coach McKenna Terrill, who took over as head coach six years ago. Terrill announced her departure from the school system earlier this spring. Goodbyes are tough, but Terrill’s love of softball, the students, and MHS will be felt for many years to come. And you know, McKenna, you can always come home. . .
Thank you, Coach Terrill! #wildcatpride