MAKING IT LOOK EASY
Henderson leads the way as Eastside's ace
Eastside’s softball team came into 2008 with high expectations. Nobody’s felt the pressure to live up to past success like junior Amanda Henderson. So far, she’s delivered.
Henderson struck out 10 batters against Jackson County Tuesday in a 13-1 region victory and picked up three more victories along the way to lead the Lady Eagles to a 4-2 record and earn The Covington News/ Johnny’s Pizza Prep Athlete of the Week.
“Amanda has been very solid for us throughout the season, including last week,” Eastside softball coach Heather Wood said. “She always puts us in a position to win.”
Henderson was part of last year’s 3 in Region 8-AAAA and with the team moving down to 3A, she knew this year presented an opportunity to go even further. Coming into this week, the Lady Eagles have com- with Henderson setting the tone each time she steps on the mound. Along with her pitching, Henderson has proven to be equally valuable at the plate.
“She has also been a huge asset to our team offensively,” Wood said. competitor, and I expect great things from her for the rest of the season.”