BY WENDI REARDON PRICE
Clarkston News Sports Writer
Lady Hitters have a few more weeks until the MHSAA Softball District playoffs on June 3 and freshman Hannah Cady is ready to help her team win the title.
“Cady is a pretty impressive athlete,” said Don Peters, head coach of the Clarkston Varsity Softball team, after the Lady Wolves defeated Lake Orion in two games, April 25.
Against the Dragons, Cady had three doubles and a triple. Most recently, she went 4-for-4 with one RBI at the plate during the Lady Wolves’ second win over Stoney Creek during their double header last Thursday.
She explained when it comes to hitting to trust your swing.
“You don’t want to go in there and be worked up,” Cady said. “Just trust yourself and hit the ball square.”
For her first season with the Lady Wolves she said her and her teammates are growing as a team.
“We are such a young team as the years go on we are going to get better,” Cady explained.
She added she is also learning a lot from the upperclassmen that will help her for years to come.
As her hitting is spot on, plays on defense have led to some of her personal highlights so far this season.
“With Paige (Blevins) when are catching we do these plays at second where we pick a girl off at second,” she explained. “Those are always exciting when it happens because they don’t expect it.”
Cady began playing softball right before she went into second grade and explained her mom played softball and her dad played baseball – it was natural.
She added what she enjoys about softball is the competitiveness.
“I like the atmosphere it brings because we are all close to each other,” she added. “It’s a great thing to be a part of.”
Cady is only a freshman but has her aim on continuing her softball career in college.
“It is the ultimate goal,” she smiled. “This is what we have been working for. It’s the ultimate stage where you can show everyone what you are made of.”
Cady currently has a 4.0 grade point average and is taking honor classes.