At 9-9 on the season, Indian Land hasn't exactly been the dominant team of old.
But like last year, the team is hoping for a turnaround after spring break. Last year, the sub .500 team went on a run that took them to the Upper State Championship.
Still trying to regain the Lady Warriors magic that led them to nine state championships, including seven in a row, in 12 years, Indian Land has struggled this year. The team has only one Region III-A loss, though, in its most recent game, 8-2 to McBee.
"We are going to have to build off that loss and regroup," said head coach Monica Barfield. "This is he time of year the team comes together."
At times, the Lady Warriors have played like the champions of old. Sophomore Paige Brugh has stepped up this year to lead at the plate, Barfield said.
"Paige (Brugh) has really been the carrying force for us with the bat," Barfield said. "We have got to get the bottom part of our line up hitting."
On the mound, both senior Kimber Coley and junior Kristen Campbell have been trading time pitching.
Coley, back from a foot injury this year, has thrown a no-hitter this season, but has also struggled at times.
Campbell, who filled in most of last year for the injured Coley, has also been counted on by the Lady Warriors.
One thing that has hurt Indian Land is the loss of catcher Beth Martin, whose experience behind the plate is heavily valued. Martin dislocated a knuckle on her throwing hand in the Buford game March 28.
"With Beth going down, it's caused us not to be playing at the top of our game," Barfield said.
But Martin should be back soon, Barfield hope, in time for Indian Land to make a run for it.
"We have the potential to be there," she said.
The Lady Warriors finish thee season up with three key Region III-A games.
They play Lewisville, Great Falls and North Central. Both Lewisville and North Central games have been blow out wins for Indian Land.
• April 15 vs. Lewisville,
• April 16 vs. Great Falls, 5:30 p.m.
• April 18 vs. North Central, 5:30 p.m.