No one on the Palmyra softball team enjoys hoisting the ‘L’ flag. But no Cougar hates losing more than Abbey Krahling.
Not just a competitor, Krahling is an emerging hitter, an improving pitcher, and most importantly, an aspiring – and inspiring – leader for the Cougars.
Although the Cougars continued to search for consistency this week, Krahling remained the foundation upon which future successes could be constructed.
On Saturday afternoon, Krahling was spot on from the mound, as the Cougars dropped a tough 2-1 home decision to rival Hershey. The junior right-hander struck out seven, yielded four hits, walked one and neither of the runs she surrendered were earned.
But the effort was typical of a week that saw Palmyra go 2-2, and a season in which it has posted a 3-3 overall mark.
On Thursday after school, Krahling and the Cougars had posted a 4-0 home victory over Central Dauphin East. There was also a 5-4 triumph over Big Spring on Monday and a 10-4 loss to Mechanicsburg on Tuesday.
But moving forward, for Palmyra and Krahling to reach their full potential, they’ll have to harness some level of consistency.
- Jeff Falk