Softball seniors to be spotlighted Wednesday
Published 3:38 pm Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Wednesday night the Lady Cats Varsity softball team will recognize their senior players and thank them for their contributions to the team throughout the years.
The team has eight seniors who will be spotlighted, all of whom have received offers to play at the next level.
Abigail Gardner is the first senior, who plays pitcher and first base. She has been playing softball for 10 years and has been on varsity for four years.
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Makayla Hamilton is the second senior and plays second base. She has played softball for 10 years and been on varsity for four years.
Mabry Grace Briggs is the third senior. She plays shortstop, but accepted an offer to play outfield in college. She has played for a total of 10 years and been on varsity for four years.
Thyra Jackson is the fourth senior and plays centerfield. She has played for 11 years and been on varsity for four years. One of her favorite memories from the past four years was when they turned a flooding practice into a slip n’ slide. She said it is something she will always remember.
Addison Enfinger is the fifth senior and plays right field. She’s played softball for 10 years and been on varsity for four years. Enfinger said she will never forget the day she hit a home run at the game against Harris County.
“All of my teammates came out from the dugout to meet me at home plate and celebrate with me,” she said. “I’m going to miss them.”
Enfinger also said she will miss singing on the long bus rides home.
Desirae Beachem, senior number six agreed.
“I feel like singing always brought us together,” she said. “Even when we were down, it got everyone chanting along.”
Beachem plays left field and has been playing softball for 10 years and on varsity for four years.
Mckynleigh Harrell is senior number seven and plays catcher. She has played softball for 10 years and been on varsity for four years.
The final senior is Faith Smith, who plays second base. Smith has only been on the team for one year, but played a total of five years.
This team is extremely special to Coach Christopher Bryant. They were the first group he ever coached at Bainbridge High School.
“I’m thankful for everything they’ve done and their parents,” Bryant said. “They’re a good group of kids.”
The team recognizes everything Bryant has done for them as well.
“Without him, we wouldn’t be as close as we are today,” Enfinger said. “Because of him, we are a family.”
The team wishes nothing but great things for Bryant and the rest of the team next year, they especially wish Anna Beth Bibby good luck in all her endeavors.
The team will play Thomasville at home on Wednesday at 5:30, where they will be recognized.