Heuvelton Softball Seniors Enjoy "Last Hurrah" In Mudville
Like all other senior student-athletes in Section 10 Heuvelton Central Softball players Rayna Cameron and Morgan Woodard experienced the immense disappointment of losing their final spring season to the COVID-19 Pandemic which took so much from so many people around the world.
Each year during the NAC season the Heuvelton Central Bulldogs have traveled to the Mudville Softball Complex in the Herkimer area to compete against some of the best teams in the state. Due to the pandemic Megan Woodard and Rayna Cameron didn’t get that opportunity.
Fortunately the BULLDOGS Travel Softball team was formed and invited to play at Mudville on Saturday in the “ Last Hurrah” Tournament which gave out going seniors a chance to play one last time. Woodard and Cameron were also honored in an Outgoing Senior Ceremony and received a framed collage of photos from coaches and former dedicated Heuvelton Central players Kelsey Williams, Emily Streetere and Emma Ladouceur.
The coaches also gave the players a key chain with the engraved message "Life Will Always Throw Curves Just keep Fouling Them Off."
And the competition in the "Last Harrah" was second to none and their was plenty of joy in in Mudville for the Bulldogs' Travel Team.
After dropping contest to Sangerfield (Class C Waterville) and Code Red( Class B Marcellus) the Bulldogs had one game left against Team 845 ( Class AA Mahopac).
Team 845 would go on to win 1-0 in an outstanding contest.
Allison Trathen ( 3k) and Emma (4K) Showers led a spirited effort on the mound backed by catcher Megan Woodard who called a great game behind the plate. Molly Williams and Rylin McAllister aided the cause making several nice plays in the infield. Williams would produce the lone hit for the Bulldogs and Laken Martin and Carly Simmons also reached based safely.