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REGION 8-A

REGION 8-A

Editors Note: Athens Academy, Lakeview Academy, Tallulah Falls and Woody Gap do not field varsity fast-pitch softball programs

 

ATHENS CHRISTIAN LADY EAGLES

Head Coach: Mike Hutch

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COMMERCE LADY TIGERS

Head Coach: Pam Canup

Assistant Coach (s): Donnie Drew, Wes Massey

2006 record: 10-12

College Prospects: C Megan Lord (Sr., 5-5); OF/2B Kaylin Canup (Sr., 5-6); SS/RHP Lisa Minish (Sr., 5-4)

Returning starters: 1B Ellie Hardigree (Sr., 5-8); 3B/1B Amber Haggard (Sr., 5-9); OF Rebekah Andrews (Jr., 5-6); U Kelsey Beck (So., 5-5); SS Brooklyn Stinchomb (So., 5-4); C Megan Lord (Sr., 5-5); OF/2B Kaylin Canup (Sr., 5-6); SS/RHP Lisa Minish (Sr., 5-4)

Other returning players: OF Ann Cutler (Sr., 5-5); OF Terra Hancock (Sr., 5-7); OF Gretta Vickery (Sr., 5-7)

Top newcomers: C/INF Ashley Lord (Jr., 5-3); U Jessie Flint (So., 5-5)

Season outlook: The Lady Tigers enter their fourth season of fast-pitch softball and should improve upon last year�s record. Commerce lost six one-run games last fall, and if they can figure out how to win the close games, should be in playoff contention this season. Eight starters are back, including offensive catalysts Megan Lord, Kaylin Canup and Lisa Minish.

 

HEBRON CHRISTIAN LADY LIONS

Head Coach: Lindsey Gillis

Assistant Coach (s): Ken Duval, Mike Bruce

2006 record: 11-10

College Prospects: None supplied

Returning starters: C Rachael Duval (Sr., 5-9); CF Britt Pecht (Sr., 5-8); 1B Mindy Montgomery (Jr., 5-8); 2B Megan Griffin (So., 5-0); LF Meredith Cowden (Jr., 5-7)

Other returning players: OF Dee Dee Lawrence (So., 5-2); OF Felicia James (So., 5-4); OF Alainna Atkinson (So., 5-2)

Top newcomers: RHP Megan Dixon (Fr.); 3B Natalie Dixon (Fr.); C Kaitlyn McDonald (Fr.); OF Abby Wincek (Fr.)

Season outlook: If Hebron can replace five seniors who were lost to graduation, the Lady Lions could have a good chance to contend for a postseason berth. Five returners are back, including a pair of seniors in Rachael Duval and Britt Pecht. A talented group of sophomores are expected to contribute.

 

JEFFERSON LADY DRAGONS

Head Coach: Brad Puckett (new)

Assistant Coach (s): Laurie Davidson

2006 record: 23-10

College Prospects: LHP/OF Kimberly Tolbert (Sr., 5-7); C/OF Jessica Swaney (Sr., 5-6)

Returning starters: SS Callie Holloway (Jr., 5-5); 3B Brianna Caudell (Jr., 5-6); LF Devin Stanley (Jr., 5-3); CF Mimi DuBose (Jr., 5-8); RHP Kris Reynolds (So., 5-10); LHP/OF Kimberly Tolbert (Sr., 5-7); C/OF Jessica Swaney (Sr., 5-6)

Other returning players: C Colby Fowler (Jr., 5-6); OF Ashley Etchison (Jr., 5-10); OF Jennifer Brushaber (Jr., 5-3); C/INF Brittany Smith (So., 5-3); RHP/INF Brooke Whelchel (So., 5-5)

Top newcomers: None supplied

Season outlook: The Lady Dragons hope to build off last season when Jefferson won the region crown and made the state tournament. Seven starters are back, including a pair of talented pitchers in Kimberly Tolbert (1.48 ERA) and Kris Reynolds (1.15 ERA). Reynolds (341 avg.), Tolbert (.337 avg.) and Callie Holloway (.360 avg.) will be depended upon to carry the offensive load.

 

PRINCE AVENUE CHRISTIAN LADY WOLVERINES

Head Coach: Cyndi Krupa

Survey not returned

 

RABUN GAP LADY EAGLES

Head Coach: Shawn Trejble (new)

Survey not returned

 

SOCIAL CIRCLE LADY REDSKINS

Head Coach: Robert Knurek

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TOWNS COUNTY LADY INDIANS

Head Coach: Jim Melton

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