Lady Jays softball had a homerun 2023 season!


Cora Pettry

The Jackson-Milton girls Varsity softball team has an overall record of 10-7 and unfortunately did not get to play their last game of the season. The players included: Paige Grope, Emily Fultz, Camelia Blackmon, Mia Greco, Jillian Schmidt, Alena Len, Maggie Simkins, Macayle Thornhill, Cora Pettry, Grace Johns, Ivy McBeth, Brena McBeth, Charlie Saunders, Tiffany Tingler, Lillian Roach, And Callie Juhasz.

The seniors of this year’s 2022-2023 softball team were Paige Grope who played centerfield, Emily Fultz who was the catcher, Camelia Blackmon who was the right fielder, and Mia Greco who played shortstop but unfortunately did not get to finish the season.

During Mia Greco’s time playing she managed to hit four Homeruns and earlier during the season.  Mia stated, “You should’ve seen my batting average sophomore year.” Mia Greco was not the only one to hit a Homerun this year,  Paige Grope almost had a full cycle just needing a triple!

The Jackson Milton Varsity Softball pitchers the team helped the team get quite far, Junior Macayle Thornhill and Freshman Brena McBeth. These two girls gave it their all with hard work and dedication. Macayle Thornhill pitching high fifties low sixties and Brena McBeth also pitching in that zone.

The team’s defense this year did incredible:

Emily Fultz catching, Macayle Thornhill, Brena McBeth, and Cora Pettry pitching

Alena Len and Camelia Blackmon playing 1st

Cora Pettry, Brena McBeth, and Macayle Thornhill playing 2nd

Mia Greco, Cora Pettry, Grace Johns, and Macayle Thornhill playing Shortstop

Grace Johns and Ivy McBeth playing 3rd

Maggie Simkins, and Jillian Schmidt played Right Field

Paige Grope, Maggie Simkins, and Jillian Schmidt played Center Field

Camelia Blackmon, and Ivy Mcbeth played Right Field.


The Junior Varsity Softball team only had one full game against Crestview with Cora Pettry pitching and Ivy McBeth catching, and only had a few 4-inning JV games after Varsity. The JV Softball coach, Amelia Manenti, informed the team during the end of the season that she would not be returning for the following year and said her goodbyes following with the girls thanking her for dedicating her time to them and softball. The girls will always remember her. The girls had an amazing season and cannot wait for the next year’s season to start up again to play ball!