Tonawanda ends season with mixed results
But when its all said and a 10-9 final record mixed with the bright future of their youth says there is a lot to look forward too.
The Warriors saw the season come to a close after a 4-0 loss to Depew in the Section VI Class B-1 quarterfinals.
Tonawanda advanced to the quarterfinal after beating Newfane 9-2 in the pre-quarterfinals. Christina Stuart paced the win by going 2-for-3 with two RBI.
The Warriors were somewhat night and day for the majority of the season. There were moments when you saw flashes of the world of potential that they have. Then, other times a slow start would come back to haunt them and lapses in defense would compound their troubles.
Still, the Warriors had their moments with the biggest win coming over Roy-Hart on May 16 in the Chris Slauson Memorial Game.
The Lady Warriors say goodbye to four seniors, Tina Partridge, Cheyenne Covey, Emily Christman and Kendra O’Connor.
Partridge, much like in basketball, her value on the diamond was tough to measure because she did so much. Christman brought speed and was a very good defensive player.
Covey was a reliable courtesy runner for the Warriors could always turn to, while O’Connor was good off the bench as a defensively replacement at first base.
Looking towards 2013 the Warriors return what should be one of the best lineups in ECIC IV.
Starting pitcher Rachel Allen, a freshman, returns for her fourth season of varsity and will have the plus of close friend Sydney Myers behind the plate. Myers and Allen also have experience together in travel ball.
First baseman Joanna McCarthy, Alanna Herne, Danielle Palladino, Christina Stuart, Rebecca Toth, Katie Randall and Alex Moore are also coming back.
The bulk of the returning roster will see action with the Tonawanda Storm travel team
that is run by Hall and Warrior assistant coach Tim Toth.