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Lady Trojans near end of season with #doyourjob attitude
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With an overall record of 14-6, the Lady Trojans varsity softball team nears the end of its season.

The team defeated Monroe Area 7-4 on Tuesday.

“It always feels really good to get a win, especially a region win,” said senior Carson McCormack, who plays centerfield. “It was a great game. Everyone on the team contributed to the game by doing their job. I couldn’t be happier with my team,”

Throughout the season, the team’s motto has been #doyourjob.

“It’s kind of like an assembly line. Everyone has a job to do, and if that job isn’t done correctly, then the product isn’t complete,” sophomore Charli Shepheard said.

Coach Ansley Patrum agrees that the team sticks to that motto.

“Hashtag Do Your Job has been taken literally by each girl. We are a family, and these girls are going above and beyond for each other,” Patrum said.

The team has experienced immense success this season due to “hard work and dedication,” said senior catcher Ashley Goines, but the Lady Trojans have also suffered defeats, including one against Buford that resulted in a final score of 9-8.

“We competed really well with Buford this year. I really hope to see them again this year in the region tournament,” said McCormack.

Despite a close loss, the team stays strong and stands by each other.

“I think one of our biggest strengths is picking each other up after an error or if someone is just down on themselves” said Shepheard.

The girls will play their last regular-season game Sept. 24 against North Oconee at home.

“I’m really proud of all of the hard work that we have put in this year as a team. This is a really special group of girls. I can’t wait to see how we do in the region tournament. I wouldn’t want to be a part of any other team,” said McCormack.

The game against North Oconee, who is 13-10, will be an emotional one.

“I miss the girls the moment that our season closes each year,” Patrum said. “I love spending time with them and being around their infectious spirit and hard work. With that being said, I tell the girls daily that I love them and I mean it.

“I have a special connection with this senior class, and knowing that their last games as a North Hall Lady Trojan is drawing closer brings tears to my eyes. As a coach, I cannot ask for a better group of young women. They are going to do amazing things as they transfer into the real world, and I look forward to continue to watching them grow.”

The Lady Trojans will face off against Chestatee at 5 p.m. Thursday.

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