Bulldogs hoping for post season run
By Ken Buck
Camden— Last season, the Camden Lady Bulldogs softball team advanced into the Class AAA playoffs after a Spring time surge. This year, the Lady Bulldogs will have to have another late season surge to make the playoffs, as Camden stares at seven losses in the first eight games of the season.
The youthful Camden squad is working to get better.
Head Coach Lynn Looney said that her team has had a great attitude and has never given up.
“We are young and somewhat inexperienced this year,” she adds. “We lost both our pitchers, our third and first basemen, and our centerfielder to graduation, and our catcher did not come back in order to focus on volleyball.”
And hitting has also been a problem for the young team so far as well.
“We just want to keep showing improvement every game, and to finish in the top four in the region,” she continues. That top four finish would catapult the Lady Bulldogs into the playoff hunt.
Players who have contributed this season for Camden include the team’s seniors, who are passing their knowledge and great attitudes to the younger players so the program will get back to its winning ways.
Those seniors are Hannah Baker, Anastasia Lane, Brittany McCoy, and Deja Wimberly.
The Camden High School Bulldogs baseball team has seen a good big of success this season already and is hoping for another deep run into the playoffs.
Senior pitcher and third baseman Devin Beckley is one of the leaders on the team. Devin was both all conference and all state last season and has signed with The Citadel.
Senior Nick Butler, who catches and plays outfield, is a right hander who hit .404 last season and was all region.
William Cobb, another senior, both pitches and plays first base.
Senior Lindsay Pierce, who plays second base, is another valuable cog for the Bulldogs.
John Bailey is another senior for Camden. Daily plays centerfield and is equally good in the field as he is as a base runner.
Parker David is a senior short stop and pitcher for Camden.