Howard County Times sports editor and softball reporter Brent Kennedy recaps the 2015 softball season's teams, players and highlights. (Jon Sham/Baltimore Sun Media Group video)
With a group of nine seniors serving as the backbone of its team, River Hill pulled together to steal the headlines this spring.
The Hawks started fast and never slowed down on their way to a 19-0 league record and the program's first county championship in over a decade. The team then kept the momentum going in the postseason, eventually edging Mt. Hebron in a thriller for the 3A East region title.
Senior Kinsey Johnson, who ended up setting eight different single-season school records as a hitter, was the leader for River Hill. Her historic season included a .692 batting average and a county-record 11 home runs.
While the Hawks certainly shined, there were plenty of other success stories. Mt. Hebron and Howard ended up tying for second place with 14-3 records in county play and there was another logjam in the standings right behind that duo. Centennial, Glenelg and Reservoir all finished tied for fourth.
Reporter Brent Kennedy, who covered Howard County softball all season, recently sat down to talk about the highlights and star players from the 2015 campaign. The video can be seen above.