Lindsay Bennett has stepped down from her post as Rising Sun High School softball coach.
"My workload at the [Rising Sun] middle school is pretty heavy," Bennett said Thursday afternoon. "Teaching both science and social studies is double the work. It would've been very difficult to commit the time that the girls deserve."
In two years on the job, Bennett helped the Rising Sun program continue the tradition of excellence she played a big part in during her high school career.
In 2012, the Tigers advanced to the state semifinals by beating Easton in the region title game for the first time in four seasons.
In the state semis, Rising Sun lost 3-2 to McDonough and had the potential tying run thrown out at the plate in the bottom of the seventh.
Last season, Easton tallied twice in the bottom of the eighth to nip the Tigers 3-2 in the region championship game.
Bennett was a star pitcher for Rising Sun. She allowed just one earned run in the postseason to help the Tigers capture the 2003 state title
"I'm going to miss the girls and being out there on the ballfield," Bennett said. "It's been a huge part of my life forever … I wish them the best of luck and I know they're going to be successful."
Rising Sun athletic director George Hildebran says he hopes to have a new coach in place by the end of the calendar year.
"Lindsay is definitely going to be missed," he said.