LYMAN, MS (WLOX) - Pitching is a major factor in the success of a fast pitch softball team. Harrison Central head coach Jimmy
Parker has not one, not two, but three top notch pitchers capable of getting the job done on the mound.
Freshman Madison Burge carries a zero-point-6-8 earned run average and throws in the lower to mid 60's.
She believes the Red Rebelettes can go all the way.
Burge said, "Our hitting has been doing good this year too. We have pitchers to pitch against any team in the state."@
Senior Danielle Barton has a one-point-zero-zero ERA and also throws in the lower to mid 60s. She says veteran coach Jimmy Parker is the Red Rebelettes inspiration to succeed.
Barton said, "One quote that coach Parker drills in our heads... You have to hate to lose more than you love to win."
She added, "That motivates and pushes us"
Junior Kaitlin Lee is undefeated along with Burge and she has a zero-point-4-2 earned run average.
"We have not only our starters can play well, we have backup people can come in and do the job just as well, " Kaitlin stated.
Coach Parker has over 420 victories in his high school coaching career at Harrison Central and he likes what he has seen with this year's Red Rebelettes softball team.
Parker said, "We've got four seniors here who are great leaders on our team, Danielle Barton, Taylor Brewera, Karla Santiago and Nicole Smith."
He added, "Our kids work hard and show up every day, ready to practice, ready to play."@
Coach Parker singled out pitching coach Marty Lavender as a someone who has made Burge, Barton and Lee highly successful pitchers