Callaway plays final tune-up game

Published 12:27 am Saturday, August 3, 2019


Daily News

With the test runs out of the way, the Callaway Lady Cavaliers will begin playing for keeps on Saturday.

Callaway’s softball team played its second and final preseason game on Thursday, and it lost to Brookstone 5-3 after falling behind 4-0 in the first inning.

Catcher Alora Vetsavong, who is looking to build on a successful freshman season, provided an offensive highlight for Callaway with a solo home run in the first inning.

“She had two teeth pulled today, so that was really good,” Callaway head coach Robyn McCann said. “She’s all heart, and she’s 100 percent all the time.”

Freshman Faith Horton and senior Lexi Furgerson both pitched well for Callaway, which limited Brookstone to one run after the first inning.

Callaway plays its regular-season openers today against LaGrange and Troup in the HOPE For A Day games.

Callaway finished fourth in Region 5-AA last season before falling in the opening round of the state playoffs.

Callaway has some key seniors to replace, but McCann is high on this team.

“We’re just trying to get them to believe like we believe that they’re something special,” McCann said.

Furgerson, Kourtney Grier and Leijorey Sanders are the three seniors, and they’re joined by a handful of other veteran players along with some talented newcomers.

“We’ll get it together,” McCann said. “We’ve got the talent, there’s no doubt.”