STATEHOUSE – State Representative Ron Bacon (R-Chandler) honored the South Spencer Lady Rebels, the 2014 state champion fast pitch softball team, with a resolution at the Statehouse. Rep. Bacon was joined in the House Chamber by the softball team and their coach Tara Compton.
“It is an honor to recognize the South Spencer softball team for their achievements both on and off the field,” said Rep. Bacon. “I commend these dedicated athletes for their hard work and commitment to excellence, as well as Coach Tara Compton for leading them to victory.”
The South Spencer Lady Rebels won the Class 2A state softball championship defeating Crawfordsville’s Southmont High School team 1-0. After finishing with a season record of 27-5, this was the school’s first state title for any girls’ sports program.
The Lady Rebels were led by Kaylea Horn who threw a two-hitter and struck out 11 batters. Freshman Hannah Epperson delivered the game winning hit to centerfield, driving home senior Chandra Schroeder. Chandra was also chosen as the Mental Attitude Award recipient in 2A softball. This award honors athletes, nominated by their principal and coach, who excel in mental attitude, scholarship, leadership and athletic ability.
“I am extremely proud to see another school from our community earn a softball state championship,” said Rep. Bacon. “I congratulate the athletes and their coaches on this accomplishment and wish them much future success.”