Heritage Christian headed to ICSGA tournament

by Doug Gorman

The Independent Christian Schools of Georgia and Alabama Athletic League is in its final days of existence, but Heritage Christian School plans on closing out its affiliation with the league in a blaze of glory.

After winning state titles in boys and girls basketball earlier this year, the school can add another piece of hardware to the school’s trophy case Saturday by capturing the ICSGA softball title at Columbus State University.

The ICSGA will fold at the of the school year, with Heritage Christian officials preparing to make a move from the longstanding league the school helped establish.

Young Americans, Grace, Covenant Christian and Harvester Christian join the Lady Crusaders in the double-elimination event including.

The team is coached by Thomas McKenzie and has posted a 5-8 record, but four of the games were rained out and not rescheduled.

Athletic Director and boys basketball coach Buddy Woolf likes the team’s chances to win.

“Our girls are highly competitive and really want to win this,” he said.

The team is led by seniors Susan Ruck with a .654 batting average, and 26 runs and 17 RBIs. Susan Obi also has also had a solid year with the bat, posting a .357 batting average, and brings senior leadership to the team.

Heather Wallace does the bulk of the pitching for the Lady Crusaders and comes into the Saturday’s tournament with a 3.50 ERA.

Wallace is also a threat with the bat, posting a .550 average. She is also a the team’s stolen base leader. During the regular season, Wallace was 12 of 12 in stolen base attempts.

Heritage Christian School is also getting support from Ce Ce Carter, who is caring over her success on the basketball court to the softball diamond.

Carter was named the basketball MVP of the ICSGA for helping lead her team to the title in February and is one of the softball squad’s most potent offensive weapons with a .619 average.

The Lady Crusaders are also getting contributions from Chelsea Hines (.650) Kelsie Boles (.429) and Sarah Carter (.368).

HERITAGE CHRISTIAN BASEBALL TEAMS SHOWS IMPROVEMENT: The Crusaders baseball team might not get to play for a league title, but the squad has enjoyed a big turnaround this season under the direction of first year coach Jerry Mallett, Jr., who guided the team to a 7-6 record this season.

That’s a far cry for a program that won just three games combined over past three seasons.

Bailey Todd a right-handed pitcher and shortstop for the Crusaders was one of the team’s leaders while batting close to .500. Brent Schultz, Drew Spiller, Austin Stover, Donovan DeVane, Brent Shultz, and Collen Gwinn each hit over .300 for the Crusaders this year.

Raven Nuega stole 11 of 13 bases and Schultz stole 9 of 10.

The Crusaders are already gearing up for next season with most of their players playing in summer or recreation leagues for the first time this season.











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