THE JEFFERSON softball team enjoyed a 6-1-1 record during June scrimmages and continues team activities this month in what’s been a productive summer, according to coach Zach Black.
He’s most impressed with the chemistry he’s seen from this squad, which is coming off a 24-11 season and Sweet 16 appearance. Black said the players “want to be out there.”
“The way they get along with each other, they’re really close,” he said. “It doesn’t really matter — freshman, sophomore, junior, senior — they all just seem like a really close group.”
Jefferson, which will move up to Class AAA this season, faced both North Oconee and Lanier in weekly scrimmages throughout June, and the Dragons handled themselves well against the larger classification schools.
“We did really well,” Black said. “We faced some adversity, some things that didn’t go our way. We seemed to overcome it OK.”
No scrimmages are scheduled for July, but Black is pleased the experience his team gained from its June slate.
“It’s been good to get the girls out in a game setting and compete against other schools,” Black said. “Overall, I’ve been very pleased with them.”
Jefferson is holding voluntary practices three days a week this month. Fall practice begins Aug. 1.
The Dragons open the season Aug. 9 against North Oconee.