CARAWAY The Caraway and Lake City 14-under girls softball team, the Wooley Boogers, finished the 2002 season by outscoring their opponents by a score of 251-63.
Finshing league play with a record of 11-1 and first place in the Buffalo Island league, the Boogers claimed the tournament championship with a 14-3 win over Leachville.
"We, the coaches, couldn't have asked this team to play any better or harder than they played all season long," a team spokesman said.
"They never took the field thinking they would be defeated. Even when they were down, the girls showed their heart and fought to win. The girls accomplished more than we could have imagined and we are proud of every girl on this team."
Team members are Magan Adams, Jessica Beard, Sasha Cole, Kendra Daniels, Jona Dixon, Breigh Dudley, Samantha Dunigan, Emilee Hook, Jesse Mann, Leah Miller, Bethany Rivers, Whitney Shasteen and Tiffany Timms.
The team was seeded first in the Buffalo Island League and promptly defeated Weiner and Leachville in the first two rounds. The girls then faced Leachville once again in the finals and lost in the first game, 6-5. Bouncing right back, the Wooley Boogers scored 10 runs in the first two innings of their second matchup with Leachville and claimed the championship with a season-defining 14-3 win.
Winning medals for their season efforts were; Adams, most at bats, most singles, total hits and most RBIs; Dixon, most doubles; Shasteen, most triples, most home runs, best batting average and best on base percentage; Mann, most home runs; Timms, most walks and most hit by pitches and Dunigan, most runs and most stolen bases. Dunigan was voted the offensive and defensive player of the year. Adams and Dunigan received honores for being named most valuable players.
The coaches thanked the players for their hard work and dedication, the parents for their dedication throughout the year and the sponsors, Morgan's Wrecker Sales and Heritage Bank.
"We thank everyone involved for helping support this year's team, and for helping girls softball grow in our hometowns."