McDonald County Softball Team’s New Mascot

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Paige Jones with Gerald; Picture from the McDonald County High School Facebook page

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By Journey Sanny

McDonald County Softball team does not have one, but two mascots. The original County Mustang and Gerald, the turtle. The softball team found the young turtle taking a snoozy in the outfield during a hot summer practice. It was then that the girls knew he was meant to be part of the team. They decided on the name Gerald, but according to Paige Jones, a senior softball player, the name has a deeper meaning.

“Gerald actually stands for genius, everlasting, reptile, always lovin’ da team,” Jones said. “He gets the team the going!”

To make Gerald officially a Mustang, the team painted a bright red “M” on his shell. He travels to every game with the Lady Mustangs and cheers them on. Gerald lives with Leslie Yousey, a freshman softball player. Leslie told us Gerald loves to go on walks. When Gerald does not get his walk, he gets very upset. Leslie’s most exciting memory with Gerald is when Gerald almost got eaten by a hawk while they were on one of their many walks together. Don’t worry folks, Gerald was not hurt at all! Luckily, Leslie was there to save him!

This is Gerald first and last season with the Lady Mustangs. When the season is over, they will wash the “M” off of his shell and release him back into the wild. Gerald will be missed!

McDonald County Softball team does not have one, but two mascots. The original County Mustang and Gerald, the turtle. The softball team found the young turtle taking a snoozy in the outfield during a hot summer practice. It was then that the girls knew he was meant to be part of the team. They decided on the name Gerald, but according to Paige Jones, a senior softball player, the name has a deeper meaning.

“Gerald actually stands for genius, everlasting, reptile, always lovin’ da team,” Jones said. “He gets the team the going!”

To make Gerald officially a Mustang, the team painted a bright red “M” on his shell. He travels to every game with the Lady Mustangs and cheers them on. Gerald lives with Leslie Yousey, a freshman softball player. Leslie told us Gerald loves to go on walks. When Gerald does not get his walk, he gets very upset. Leslie’s most exciting memory with Gerald is when Gerald almost got eaten by a hawk while they were on one of their many walks together. Don’t worry folks, Gerald was not hurt at all! Luckily, Leslie was there to save him!

This is Gerald first and last season with the Lady Mustangs. When the season is over, they will wash the “M” off of his shell and release him back into the wild. Gerald will be missed!

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