Lady Bobcats open spring season

The East Georgia State College Lady Bobcats softball team opened the spring season with a scrimmage against Thomas University on January 30 in Thomasville. The Lady Bobcats got the scrimmage victory against four-year Thomas University by a score of 6-0.

The team was led by freshman pitcher Britney Foster, who would record 9 strikeouts, give up only 3 hits, and only walk one batter for the day. Foster would get run support early in game one as the Lady Bobcats would lead off with six consecutive hits beginning with leadoff batter Sierra Taylor. Taylor led all scorers with 2 runs scored on the day.

Allana Hooks and Alaina Lee would each have 4 hits on the day for the Lady Bobcats with Makenzie Wilkerson, Stephanie Ruffin, and Dani Wells each providing the team with 2-hit performances.

Defensively, the Lady Bobcats were stellar with outstanding plays in the field by Jana Crews, Ruffin, Taylor Morgan, and Maddie Denning.

“We played really well in our opening spring scrimmage,” said Head Coach Chuck Wimberly. “It is a little scary how well we played against a four-year college who put seniors and juniors on the field against our freshmen and sophomores. Britney Foster was lights out on her pitching with Makenzie Wilkerson calling a great game behind the plate. Defensively, we made plays that keeps a pitcher in the game mentally with knowing she has support. Offensively, when you can get 13 hits against a four-year program with a junior college, you are doing something right.”

Wimberly continued, “I was really proud of our Lady Bobcats. This was the best I have ever seen our kids play, whether it was a scrimmage or regular season game. The future for our spring looks really bright after our performance in the scrimmage at Thomasville.”

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