Coronado's Carney leads nation in home runs, launches T-Birds to Sweet 16
EL PASO, Texas (CBS4) -- Pitch to her at your own risk because 24 times Coronado senior Abigale Carney has taken an opposing pitcher deep - more than any high school softball player in the country, this year.
"Seeing (pitchers) discouraged or worried makes me feel more comfortable at the plate," Carney said. "But putting me on isn't really good for them either because I'll score no matter what with (my teammates) hitting behind me."
"When the catcher stands up and they want to intentionally walk her," junior shortstop Jacqueline Fournier laughed. "That's when I know (opponents) are afraid."
Coronado's offense has propelled the T-Birds to a 31-6 record, worst to first in 1-6A compared to 2016.
"(Abigale) is swinging away all day," said third year head coach Ashley Perez. "No matter what the situation, you don't take the bat out of that kid's hands."
Coronado will start a best-of-three-game series against Plano West, at West Texas A&M, on Friday.
Carney has already signed to play for St. Mary's (San Antonio) next year.