Justice, McElmurray providing senior leadership

Eaglettes take 10-7 record into Mount de Sales game

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Gazebo Photo by Bond Almand

Kenna pitches against First Presbyterian Day School.

 

The Stratford Eaglettes are led by two standout seniors this season, Kenna McElmurray and Taylor Justice.

Kenna came to Stratford her eighth grade year from Windsor. “The transition was everything I expected and I love it here,’’ Kenna said. She has been a four-year starter for the Eaglettes, pitching and playing second base.

Kenna is committed to Gordon State College to continue her softball career. She said she chose Gordon because it offers a good nursing program.

Stratford softball has played a big part into Kenna’s life and going forward she says she will miss the coaches and all of her teammates. Kenna hopes the team can win the region championship and then make a deep run into the state playoffs.

Along with Kenna, the softball team is also very fortunate to have a versatile player in senior Taylor Justice, who has played multiple positions throughout her four years as a varsity starter.

When asked about her most memorable moment throughout her time as a Stratford softball player, it is no surprise that she described how, “last weekend when we played ELCA, Kenna hit a home run, and then I batted right after her and hit one.”

Both Taylor and Kenna transferred to Stratford from Windsor in the same year, so it is only fitting they share this success in their final season together.

Taylor is optimistic about the rest of the season due to the great strides in the team’s batting success and knows that they just need to keep effort and intensity in order to keep their successful season going.

The 10-7 Eaglettes look to go into the region tournament on October 6 with momentum. The Eaglettes play Mount de Sales on Wednesday, September 30.