Print Softball girls looking to win another championship
Written by Staci Gasser   
Thursday, 25 April 2013 00:00

The Camp Verde Middle School softball team is undefeated in league play, just like last year, and is definitely a threat to win the championship. It has only lost one game all season — a non-conference game to Cottonwood.

Kaycee Williams winds up to pitch the ball during Camp Verde Middle School softball practice Thursday, April 18, at Doug Davis Field in Camp Verde. “I wish I could say it was all me, but it’s not, it’s the girls,” CVMS Softball Head Coach Steve Stone said. “The girls play team ball and bring tremendous talent. We have our share of rookies but they’ve been picking it up quickly.”

Shortstop Nieja Gardner and second baseman Kayla Hackett have emerged as two of the team’s standouts.

“Nieja crushes the ball and is an amazing ballplayer,” Stone said. “Kayla is super fast and plays hard.”

Seventh-grader Serenity Garcia, the team’s catcher, also has been a star and had the play of the year, according to Stone.

For the full story, please see the Wednesday, April 24, issue of the Camp Verde Journal.