The Altha Ponytails returned from a week at the state tournament in Okeechobee as first runners up and winners of the sportsmanship award!
Altha played their first game against Paxton Saturday. The game got cancelled after just two innings due to bad weather. They restarted the game Sunday morning at 9 EST. Altha played tough, but wasn't able to get the bats going. The final score was 0-10 in six innings.
After an hour break, Altha took on Wahneta (from Winter Haven). Altha came alive in the 3rd inning, scoring 4 runs. Final was 7-5.
Altha took on Paxton again Monday morning at 9 EST for a shot at a chance to compete at the World Series in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Due to Paxton's dominate pitching, Altha wasn't able to move the bats around. Final was 0-12.
“These are a GREAT group of young ladies that are going to make Altha High School proud!! It has been an honor to work with this group of girls,” says Coach Kayla Dalton. Also coaching the Altha Ponytails are Eddie Dalton and Richard Hall.
The team extends a special thanks to all who supported them on this journey and to the Hilton PGA village in Port St Lucie that accomodated the softball team!
Pictured in the above team photo are (front row, from left) Bobbi Finuff, Mallory Dalton, Destiny Tucker, Abby Ham, Ashleigh Silcox, Morgan Raper, Jayden Jemison, Maddyson Granger, (back row) Coach Richard Hall, Bailee Miller, Madison Hathaway, and Coach Eddie Dalton.