10U Base Invaders open with a win


GRAFTON— The 10U Grafton Base Invaders girls softball team had their first game recently, as Tucker County made the trip to Grafton for the inaugural season opener for the newly formed 10U team.

After the team line ups and the national anthem the Base Invaders were ready to play some softball.

The Base Invaders would jump out to an early lead in the first inning with a 5-0 lead, and they would never look back as they failed to score in the second, but added a whopping ten additional points in the third inning and then tacking on two more in the fourth triggering the 10-run rule to give the Base Invaders their first win of the season.

Adree Wiles would score the first of many runs for the Base Invaders as did most of the starting lineup.

Assistant coach Jay Taylor was excited by the win.

“The girls had so much fun today. We greatly appreciate Tucker County participating in our opening day events. All the girls got announced and lined up for the benediction, presentation of colors and the singing of the national anthem. It was a great day for softball in Taylor County,” he expressed.

Head coach Julie Dowdy was beaming with pride as she shared her thoughts.

“I’m so proud of our girls! This is the first year Taylor County has ever had a 10U Softball team. Many of our players transitioned from baseball to softball this season but we also have some first-time players. We came out with full intensity from the beginning and never let up. As a group they bring a lot of heart and hustle to the field. I’m excited to see our growth throughout the season,” she voiced.

The 10U Base Invaders continue their season on April 13, as they traveled to Weston to take on Lewis County.

The staff of the Mountain Statesman would like to congratulate the Base Invaders on their first-ever 10U Girls Softball Victory.

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