Winfield HS Student-Athlete Is Honored
Teays Physical Therapy Center, Inc. is pleased to present this week’s female Gamer of the Week to Senior Cartney Schoolcraft of Winfield High School.
The Lady Generals softball team had a productive week as they improved their overall record to 9-3 with three wins in their last four games. Winfield defeated South Charleston, Mingo Central, and Wayne High Schools by a combined score of 29-1.
One standout player for the Generals that led the way is pitcher Cartney Schoolcraft.
Schoolcraft’s standout game came against South Charleston, where she improved her record, as a pitcher, to 5-0 and struck out 11 batters, all while not allowing a single run.
She also got it done at the plate as Schoolcraft went 3-3 with a home run and three RBI’s. On the season Schoolcraft is batting .425 and her Earned Run Average, as a pitcher, is a strong 2.33.
When asked about what motivates her, Schoolcraft says, “My parents are my biggest motivation. My father has worked with me a lot growing up to improve my skills. I want to play well to make them proud.”
When asked about her team’s goal for this year Schoolcraft said, “Our main goal for this year is to go to the AA state championship and win it. With the eight seniors on the team, we’ve been through a lot of ups and downs over the years. We believe our past experience and drive to win will allow us to achieve our goals.”
The Lady Generals are 9-3 and are considered one of the top AA teams in the state. Winfield has played a number of the top AA-AAA teams that should prepare them for a grueling survive-and-advance-style postseason.
When Head Coach Steve Hensley was asked about his team’s play at this point in the season his reply is, “I think we are heading in the right direction. We have had some instances where focus has been an issue, but I think the girls will continue to improve on consistency and execution.”
When Hensley was asked about his star senior Cartney Schoolcraft he says, “Cartney has improved upon her consistency. Her pitching has become more efficient as she is staying ahead in the count. She’s throwing harder and doing a great job in putting batters in difficult positions to succeed. With Cartney getting early outs in innings, opposing teams have to play on their heels while we can attack.”
The Lady Generals have the look of a AA state tournament-caliber team, but Winfield knows they have to take it one game at a time and focus on the small things to achieve the bigger picture.
In the classroom, Schoolcraft has a 3.7 Grade Point Average. She is the daughter of Jeff and Kathy Schoolcraft.
Cartney is part of the Winfield cheerleading team, National Honor Society, Link Crew, and Beta Club. She will continue softball at Kentucky Christian University where she will study elementary education.
If you would like to nominate a Gamer of the Week please have a coach or Athletic Director contact Casey at Teays Physical Therapy Center at 304-757-7293.
Please check back with us next week for the next “Gamer of the Week” sponsored by Teays Physical Therapy Center, Inc.
Teays Physical Therapy has centers in St. Albans and Teays Valley.
Publisher’s note: This news release was provided by Teays Physical Therapy. Game pictures are provided by Ed Conner Photography.