Lady Falcons pay tribute to one of their own in the season opener played against the Davis County Mustangs Tuesday night.
Wayne Falcon and Big Ten Athlete, Cassandra (Darrah) Allen, who pitched all but 2 games in her 5 years as a Falcon from the 8th grade to her graduation in 2010, and leading the Lady Falcons to a State Final runner-up victory, was at the game.
Allen, “Thank you so much again! Proud of where I come from and thanks to everyone that helped me get where I am today. I hope these girls dream big and work hard… good job tonight and Good Luck!!”
Power and speed are a couple of assets any coach would like to stamp and harvest for a trademark in their team’s performance.
Coach Fortune: This was definitely a ‘first game’ and we have some things to work on before we meet up with MSM Thursday night (5/24) in our conference opener. We have to work on adjusting to our opponents pitching speeds: we are used to seeing 53 to 63 mph and that will change from night to night with the different match ups, we need to get our confidence more engaged, and our communication in the field has to improve.
Dally (Coach Veach) and I need to make a few changes in our batting line up to take advantage of the power and speed of our offense.
Cassandra Allen would not be disappointed tonight as pitcher Haylee Fortune worked from the bump for 7 innings, striking out 7. Besides sending those 7 K’s back to the pine empty handed, Fortune helped her cause by going 3 for 4 at the plate with 2 RBI’s while allowing only 1 earned run in the Falcons 7-3 victory over the Mustangs.
Fortune was backed up by some stellar Lady Falcon performances on defense. The girls in the field responded to the Mustang offense with some very miserly and ungenerous glove work that gave up only 2 errors in the season opener. Senior catcher Tylar Greene was responsible for a team leading 9 put outs, Bayleigh Kellis with 4, Camryn Jacobsen and Mya Willey each had 2 put outs, and Brooke Bailey and Sterling Berdnt with 1 each.
Out of the batter’s box: Jacobsen was 2 for 3, scored a run and had 1 RBI. Raeschel Andrews was 1 -3, a RBI hit and a walk, and scored 2 runs. Berhdt was 1-3, a hit and a walk and scored 2 runs.