BY KRISTI REED
After three consecutive region titles and three trips to state, Mill Creek has nothing to prove to anyone but themselves.
The eight returning starters have achieved goals that would satisfy most, but this team is not content to rest on its laurels.
Wednesday, the Lady Hawks put aside what they have done and turn their focus to what they will do as they face Roswell in their season opener.
Last week, Mill Creek scrimmaged the Lady Broncos in their first test of the season.
Mill Creek head coach Kelly Murdock was less than pleased with the outcome.
“We have some things to work on for sure,” she said. “I think we learned a lot about ourselves and what we need to do to get where we need to be.”
Though the Lady Hawks lost to Brookwood 4-3, there were some bright spots in the scrimmage.
“I thought we were aggressive base runners and we did a good job of getting the ball on the ground,” Murdock said.
The team also did a good job at the plate.
“We hit the ball pretty well for the most part,” Murdock said. “We have to really work at getting on top and hitting hard ground balls, but we had some pretty good shots.”
The team’s defense was not quite as solid.
“We made some defensive mistakes that are not like us. We just need to keep working on that,” Murdock said.
Morgan Bullock and Lauren Kaczynski split the pitching duties during the scrimmage. Murdock was pleased with both players’ performances.
“They both did very well,” she said. “They came in and threw strikes which is what I wanted them to do. I was happy with the way that they pitched.”
After last week’s scrimmage, Murdock said she expected to spend this past week working on defense and other fundamentals. She said the team would also work on getting their hitting where it needs to be.
Wednesday's game against Roswell is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. in Hoschton. Thursday, the Lady Hawks host Jackson County, also at 5 p.m. On Friday, Houston County will travel to the Hawks Nest for a 4 p.m. game.