For three former Eastside Eagle softball players, their on-field careers are quickly approaching the final inning. Four years ago, Eagle teammates Amanda Hawkins, Taylor Causey and Erin Steele were seniors looking forward to their 2012 graduation day and nervously anticipating what awaited them in the fall when they would each begin playing softball for their respective colleges. Each had already celebrated their accomplishment of receiving a college scholarship earlier in the year with a signing day ceremony surrounded by family, friends, coaches and teammates.
A four-year varsity starter, Morgan Green served as captain three years and led Eastside in goals scored as a sophomore and in assists her sophomore and junior years. Green was named second team All-Region as a sophomore and first team All-Region as a junior.
The Eastside Lady Eagles (7-3, 3-3 4AAAA) dominated possession and play in their 3-1 win against the Henry County Lady War Hawks (1-7, 1-5 4AAAA) in soccer action Wednesday night. The victory, however, did not come easy.
Eagle baseball is coming off of a terrific season that saw the team get to the playoffs and contend in a tough region. This year's team hasn't met their own expectations, even though they carry a 4-3 record, but Monday's 11-1 region win against Hampton has them on the right path.