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Lamar baseball, softball teams off to good start

 

By David Shelton

Senior Writer

Lamar – It is shaping up to be a successful and exciting spring for the baseball and softball teams at Lamar High School in 2019.

Both teams look to compete for a region title and have high expectations for an extended playoff run in May.

The baseball team, coached by Adam Windham, is off to a 3-3 start with wins over Andrews, Johnsonville and Great Falls. Two of the three early losses came by one run – 5-4 to East Clarendon and 7-6 to Manning. Early on, the Silver Foxes are hitting .258 as a team with a solid 1.66 team earned run average. They have already swiped 27 bases.

Lamar finished 21-11 last season and had 69 stolen bases.

Junior infielder/pitcher Cameron Galloway is one of the key returners from last year’s team. Galloway hit .373 with 13 RBI and 18 stolen bases last season. He also had two pitching wins and is again one of the top pitchers. Galloway is hitting .438 early with 13 stolen bases and 11 runs scored in the first six games. He sports a 0.55 earned run average in 12 innings on the bump.

Senior infielder Ace James has six early hits, including two doubles. James is also a key returner on the mound, along with Jason Grantham.

Sophomore Clay Tiller has three doubles early and is hitting .278, as is first baseman Tanner Vause, who has seven runs batted in over the first six games. Senior outfielder Tyler Twiford has three RBI early.

Senior Jacquez Lucas is a returning shortstop from last year’s team as well.

The softball team, coached by Chris Weaver, is 4-3 overall but is 2-0 in region play. The team is hitting .400 with 18 stolen bases.

Sophomore Heidi Anderson is off to a torrid start offensively, hitting .643 with nine hits, two triples, a homerun and six RBI. Sophomore Emmy Copeland is hitting .538 with four RBI early on while eighth-grader Kelly Anderson has eight RBI on seven hits, including a homer and two doubles.

Eighth-grader Emily Cribb is hitting .455 with seven runs scored and senior captain Maddie Huneycutt is hitting .357 early on.

Sophomore Maggie Driggers is the team’s number one pitcher but also contributes at the plate with six early RBI. Heidi Anderson and Tatum Weaver also see time in the circle.

 Rounding out the roster are senior Nari Coe, junior Ebony Mingo, sophomore TyJuana Sumter and eighth-grader Arianna Samuels.

 

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