Henderson revels in her role as the team’s leader. She takes the ball every game and it needs to win every time out. Even though she pitches so much, Henderson said that’s
“At the beginning of the year I was a little nervous especially with me being one of the only pitchers,” Henderson said. “I was feeling a lot of pressure because in the past we have been so successful. But since we have been playing, we keep getting better.”
Henderson admits she can’t do it all on her own and her team has responded. Senior’s like Shea Shepherd, who hit a 3-run homerun in Henderson’s 10-strikeout performance against Jackson County, have needs to pitch well.
“Knowing that I have the team there to back me up has helped,” Henderson said. “The team is hitting well behind me. I’ve been pitching well, but it’s good to know that I have the defense and hitting behind me. That has helped me a lot.”
While the Lady Eagles sit AAA, Henderson has her own goals. She said she wants to leave Eastside as one of the school’s best pitchers.
“For this year and before I graduate, I want to break the school’s strike out record,” she said.
Henderson said she hopes to play at the next level and would prefer to stay close to home. Georgia State University and Georgia Institute of Technology are two schools that perk her interest. Before that though, Henderson wants her team to take care of business in the region and possi- bly at state.
“I feel good about where we are right now,” she said. “I think we have a very good chance of getting to state and doing well.”