Preseason play continues to improve

Outfielder Maddie Edmonston scored two runs and two RBIs throughout the game.

Outfielder Maddie Edmonston scored two runs and two RBIs throughout the game. 
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The new team members on the Lady Lions softball team shined in their most recent win against Copiah-Lincoln Community College. They have only had one loss this season and this was their fifth win. As a team, they were able to score 11 runs compared to the Wolves’ two. In the 10-inning long game, five of the runs were scored by first season players.  

Kinsey Nichols, junior outfielder, praised her new teammates in their personal bonds and in their gameplay. 

“They’re great, positive and the definition of a good teammate,” said Nichols. “They always have your back.”

Nichols hopes the team will continue to win but also not take it so hard when they are defeated.

“I want us to be successful throughout the year, to take it year by year and keep working and to respond to challenge,” said Nichols.

Hopeful that the team would be able to shake off any negative experiences, Nichols wants them to only focus on the positive aspects of the season. 

Nichols was able to score two of the 11 runs during the game against Copiah-Lincoln. Nichols herself has been able to improve her skills since previous games.

“I’m working on my outside pitch and letting my bat do what it wants to do and getting on base,” said Nichols. 

Being able to find inspiration in her teammates helping her and being able to trust them, was a major part of Nichols’ incentive to play well.

“What motivates me throughout the games is knowing teammates have my back,” said Nichols. “If I fail, they pick me up.” 

The 13 new members have helped the team improve both on the field and off.

“They share mental and physical toughness and confidence,” said Head Coach Rick Fremin. “As it goes on, I like what I’m seeing.”

Fremin also mentioned that it helped the whole team to be able to adjust at the plate and to hit with authority. The coaches are able to plan ahead based on the turnout of these games. 

“We were able to solidify the batting order,” said Fremin. “As we are wrapping up the fall season, we are getting what we need.”

The Lady Lions will continue to finish the fall season with two games. One will be against Faulkner State Community College on Oct. 19 at 3 p.m., and the next will be at 5 p.m. against East Central Community College.  

The team totaled 11 runs against Copiah-Lincoln Community College Wolves. The team recently acquired 13 new players, with seven juniors that transferred from other schools  and six freshmen.

The Lady Lions softball team totaled 11 runs against Copiah-Lincoln Community College Wolves. The team recently acquired 13 new players, with seven juniors that transferred from other schools  and six freshmen.  
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Outfielder Kinsey Nichols

Outfielder Kinsey Nichols
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