George staying busy in softball, track

BALDWIN — Makayla George continues to stay busy in spring sports with softball and track, and also is hoping to be 100 percent healthy.

In recent weeks, George, a junior, has been struggling with a sore left foot.

“I’m active, but I’m taking it easy,” she said. ‘I’m not pushing myself.”

George has been focusing on the long jump, 100, 200 and 4x100 relay.

The long jump is her best event. She’s hoping for 15 feet. She went 15 feet 2 inches as a sophomore. Having a healthy foot is going to be a key, George acknowledged.

“We hope to improve on everything overall, improve on my times from last year,” she said. “We want to improve the relay time.”

George has been pitching and playing first base for the Baldwin softball team. The Panthers are 1-7.

“We have a great team this year and I’m expecting to get a few wins out of them,” she said. “We have a lot of good defensive players and a lot of good hitters this year.”

George considers herself to be a better pitcher this season.

“I’m a lot more accurate this year,” she said, adding that she’s focusing on minimizing walks.

George is hoping to get some home runs this season and said she’s come close.

“We have a lot of power,” George said. “Shay (Scott) and Miranda (Roberts) are some of the top hitters we have.”