The Rome High School varsity softball team secured a region win on Wednesday, September 30, against the Paulding County Patriots by a score of 10-7. The Lady Wolves also celebrated their six seniors with a special Senior Night Ceremony before the start of the game.
Before kicking off the afternoon’s events, Rome High seniors and their families lined up in center field where each individual player was recognized for their hard work and dedication to the program.
Rome High School softball’s class of 2021 seniors are Summer Pierce, Riley Jenkins, Mackenzie McNitt, Jai Harris, Abigail Curry and Daisy Packer.
Summer Pierce is an outfielder and has served the Rome High School softball team for three years. Pierce also participates in track, the speech and debate club, National Art Honors Society, National Honors Society, FBLA and is also a wrestling manager for Rome High School. She plans to attend Berry College and study pre-physical therapy.
Riley Jenkins plays short stop, third base and catcher for the Wolves and has for four years. Jenkins also plays basketball and is a part of the National Honors Society. She plans to attend college after graduation in May.
Mackenzie McNitt plays third base and serves as pitcher for the Lady Wolves and has for four years. McNitt is also a part of the swim team, FCCLA and National Honor Society with plans to attend college after graduation to study music business and entertainment management.
Jai Harris plays right field for the Lady Wolves and has for the past four years. Harris is also a part of the varsity track and field team, the National Honor Society, Beta Club, Rome High Graphic Design team and serves as a Student Ambassador. She plans to attend college at Kennesaw State University or Howard University where she will study cinematography and film production.
Abigail Curry is catcher and utility player for the Lady Wolves and has served her team for the past four years. Curry is also part of the Rome High Swim team and Honor Chorus. She plans to either attend college and study Criminal Justice or join the military after graduation in May.
Daisy Packer serves as Manager to the Lady Wolves softball team. Packer plans to attend Berry College and major in pre-veterinarian studies
After the senior recognition ceremony, the Lady Wolves started the game with a strong 4-3 lead to round out the first inning. They shut out the Patriots during the second, third and fourth innings, before securing the win in the fifth and sixth innings.
Congratulations to the Lady Wolves on this essential region win, and to the senior class of 2021 on their amazing achievements on and off the field!
Courtesy of Rome City Schools