April 27, 2006
Albany - Darton College has the number one ranked golf team in the nation and their women's soccer team was national runner-up last fall.
The Lady Cavalier softball team believes they are ready to compete for a national title.
But to get to the national tournament, the Lady Cavs first have to win the state tournament that starts Friday at Valdosta State University. T
he Lady Cavs are seeded second after posting a 17-3 record against region opponents.
Most of those wins are the result of a Darton offense that has .352 team batting average and the Lady Cavs have belted 44 homeruns and have 98 stolen bases.
Those lofty numbers have alot to do with first year head coach Blake Miller who also just happens to play shortstop for the United States mens national fast pitch softball team.
First baseman Star Morris said "He just teaches us all different types of things. He tries to build our confidence up defense wise and it is just amazing all the stuff I have learned from him and I have played fast-pitch my whole life."
Lady Cav outfielder Brittany Mederos said "He doesn't let us settle. He doesn't let us settle for who we are. He always pushes us to become better than we thank we can be."
Darton will play their first game in the state tournament at five o'clock Friday at the VSU softball stadium against the winner of Middle Georgia and Georgia Military that will be played at noon.