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Lady Cats softball excited for new season with new coach

Coach Chris Bryant says practice is going well and he is looking forward to getting his Bainbridge High School Lady Cats softball season underway.

“We don’t have any seniors on our team this year, but we have a lot of young ladies who are really working hard executing extremely well,” coach Bryant said.

Bryant is a 2007 graduate of Bainbridge High School where he caught for coach Scott Miller’s Bearcats baseball team and played center for coach Greg Guy’s Bearcats football team. He said coach Miller, his assistant coach Donnie Lee Coxwell and coach Guy taught him a lot about coaching young athletes.

“My high school coaches taught me to love the game I am coaching and always concentrate on fundamentals,” he said. “That is what I am doing in my new softball position.”

Last spring coach Bryant coached the Bainbridge Middle School Bearcats to a very successful baseball season. His softball staff includes junior varsity coach and varsity assistant coach Nikki Griffin and head middle school coach Rick Lewis.

The Lady Cats will open their season Friday when they play the Brooks County High School Lady Trojans at 7 p.m. in the opening round of Thomasville High School Lady Bulldogs Invitational Tournament.

Lady Cats tournament action will continue Friday at 9 p.m. with a game against the tournament host Thomasville High School Lady Bulldogs. It will conclude Saturday with  a 5 p.m. game against the Early County High School Lady Wildcats and a 7 p.m. game against the Americus-Sumter County High School Panthers.

On Tuesday, Aug. 11, the junior varsity and varsity Lady Cats will host a double header at the Lady Cats Diamond. The junior varsity game will begin at 4 p.m. and the varsity game will follow.

The Bainbridge Middle School Lady Cats will host the Lee County East Middle School team Thursday, Aug. 13, in a road double header in Leesburg. The first game will start at 4 p.m.

Also on Thursday, Aug. 13, the varsity Lady Cats will take on the Miller County High School Lady Pirates at 6 p.m. in Colquitt.

On Monday, Aug. 17, the Bainbridge Middle School Lady Cats will host Cairo’s Washington Middle School Lady Tigers in a double header at the Lady Cats Diamond. On Wednesday, Aug.19, the Middle School Lady Cats will travel to Colquitt for p.m. game against the Miller County High School Lady Pirates.

The Lady Cats will host their first Region 1-AAAA game of the s season Thursday, August 20 when they take on Albany’s Dougherty High School Lady Trojans at the Lady Cats Diamond.

The Lady Cats August varsity schedule will conclude with a Tuesday, August 25, game against the Worth County High School Lady Rams in Sylvester, a Thursday, August 27

Region 1-AAAA game against Albany’s Monroe High School Lady Tornadoes at the Lady Cats Diamond Monday, August 31, game against Nashville’s Berrien County High School Lady Rebels at the Lady Cats Diamond.