Youth being served for Lady Rams - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Youth being served for Lady Rams

SYLVESTER, GA (WALB) - The Worth County Lady Rams are proving experience may be overrated.

The softball team is off to a 9-1 start this season, a feat made even more impressive by how young they are.

Worth's team features only two upperclassmen, two juniors and a senior. The Lady Rams' starting lineup boasts seven freshmen or sophomores.

"I didn't know what to expect coming in," admits first year head coach Kaleb Hathcock. "I knew we were going to be young, but I knew we had a talented group of freshman coming up. So far the results have been pleasing."

Even the players admit they're a little shocked by their early success. However, they do know how to win together. Many of them have played on the same teams since recreation softball.

They believe that's helping.

"We weren't expecting to be this good, but we knew that we had something special," says sophomore McKenzie Newell. "We always play as one team. We never get down. If we're losing or anything, we just keep our heads up. And we just come together and pull together as a team."

The Lady Rams' only loss of the season came in region play, against Thomas Co. Central. They begin a run of region opponents Tuesday, and hope to keep the winning ways going.

Hathcock believes this team is just hitting their stride.

"It's limitless right now," he says. "I don't think we've reached our peak yet."

Worth County travels to Bainbridge Tuesday.

Copyright 2014 WALB.  All rights reserved.

  • SPORTSMore>>

  • SEC, yes the football power, has 3 teams in Elite 8

    SEC, yes the football power, has 3 teams in Elite 8

    Saturday, March 25 2017 2:58 AM EDT2017-03-25 06:58:13 GMT
    Saturday, March 25 2017 2:58 AM EDT2017-03-25 06:58:13 GMT
    The Southeastern Conference, the league best known for winning national titles in football, has the most teams still alive and playing for a trip to the Final Four.
    The Southeastern Conference, the league best known for winning national titles in football, has the most teams still alive and playing for a trip to the Final Four.
  • Elite 8-bound: Kentucky beats UCLA 86-75 in South semifinal

    Elite 8-bound: Kentucky beats UCLA 86-75 in South semifinal

    Saturday, March 25 2017 1:38 AM EDT2017-03-25 05:38:07 GMT
    Saturday, March 25 2017 1:38 AM EDT2017-03-25 05:38:07 GMT
    De'Aaron Fox scored a career-high 39 points as the Kentucky Wildcats beat UCLA 86-75 in a showdown between two of college basketball's goliaths for a spot in the South Regional final.
    De'Aaron Fox scored a career-high 39 points as the Kentucky Wildcats beat UCLA 86-75 in a showdown between two of college basketball's goliaths for a spot in the South Regional final.
  • No. 3 Red Raiders top Wichita State

    No. 3 Red Raiders top Wichita State

    Saturday, March 25 2017 12:21 AM EDT2017-03-25 04:21:02 GMT
    (Source: KCBD Graphic)(Source: KCBD Graphic)

    After a two-hour weather delay, the 3rd-ranked Red Raiders went right to work, plating three in the first en route to a 10-5 win over Wichita State Friday night.

    After a two-hour weather delay, the 3rd-ranked Red Raiders went right to work, plating three in the first en route to a 10-5 win over Wichita State Friday night.

Powered by Frankly