(Perryville) The Perryville softball team went on a magical run to the Class 3 state semifinals last season under first-time head coach Lilly Chatman. The Pirates were 5-10 at one point in the season before turning on the jets to finish the year 4th in the state with a record of 16-15.
Now in her second season as head coach, Chatman says the players are hoping to make it back, this time in Class 4.
Chatman says it took a few games for the bats to come alive, but they absolutely did in a 19-15 win over East Carter Tuesday night.
Returning for the Pirates is an experienced group of players, including a junior that stepped up in a big way last season.
Chatman tells us who else is back on the team.
Last year was the first time a Perryville softball team made it to the state semifinals and it was the first time Chatman had been the head coach of any team. She tells us what she learned about being a coach during that run.
This season, Chatman has an interesting message for her team that could fuel the Pirates back to the state semifinals.
Perryville is 3-4 on the year. The Pirates host Jackson Thursday evening.
Full interview with Lilly Chatman: