Battle softball showcases defensive skills in both games Saturday | Prep Sports

Although winning games is the goal for every team, the Battle Spartans chose to focus on development during the early season.

The Spartans split two games Saturday in the sixth annual War on the Battlefield tournament, beating Logan-Rogersville 3-1 and losing 3-2 to Fulton.

“I’m happy with the way we hit, really happy with the way we played defense, we pitched well, but we just couldn’t get any breaks,” Battle softball head coach Joe Henderson said.

Despite the season just getting underway, the Spartans defense looked to be in midseason form already, only committing one error in the five games they played Friday and Saturday.

Coach Henderson has a unique challenge this season, having to replace seven of his nine starters from last year, but that challenge is a lot easier when you have a vocal leader on the team. That leader is Eliyah McCarthy (Minnesota State commit), the senior

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