With a 12-6 victory over the Jonesboro softball team, Rexroad and the Lady Panthers captured the Clayton County Softball Tournament Championship.
“I wanted to do it for my teammates and my coaches,” said Rexroad, who had 13 strikeouts in the win. “I had to. My parents and grandparents were watching. My pitching coach was looking forward to hearing about it.”
“The girls did an excellent job,” Forest Park softball coach Christina Mathis said. “The seniors were able to get the team together and through their leadership they were able to win that championship.”
Forest Park earned a 4-1 record in the tournament and Rexroad finished with a total of 36 strikeouts in five appearances.
“She kept fighting and you could just see it in her face – ‘we’re going to win this,’” Mathis said. “With that determination, she got four other girls saying ‘we can do this’ also.”
With the county championship in the bag, Rexroad just wants to help the team go where she has never been—the state playoffs.
“The major team goal is to make it to the state playoffs,” Mathis said. “Then whatever we get from there is gravy.”
As far as Rexroad, she plans to continue competing in college. She has her eye on Gordon State.