Softball Belles’ Season Marked With Several Exciting Moments

The Softball Belles recently completed their 10-week season and have a lot to celebrate despite finishing eighth in the 6A Central Conference. The team went 4-0 in the Little Rock Invitational at J.A. Fair at the start of the season, ultimately winning the tournament after defeating Pine Bluff 9-4 in the championship game. Two additional victories followed to result in an impressive six-game win streak for the Softball Belles before heading into conference play in early March.


The team enjoyed another exciting moment later in their season when freshman Olivia Coppens hit a grand slam in the bottom of the sixth inning during their game against Russellville on April 11, propelling the Belles to a thrilling 15-14 come-from-behind victory. Additionally, Olivia and her teammate, senior Hannah Day, both received All Conference honors for their performance during the season.


We are proud of the Softball Belles, including head coach Lauren Naeyaert and assistant coaches Rick Marendt and Lane West, on their accomplishments this season.

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