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Posted: August 4, 2011 7:36 p.m.

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Lady 'Skins confident in year two under Lamb

The Social Circle High School Lady Redskins Softball team is ready for this season to begin. After a disappointing season last year the Lady Redskins look to improve on their below .500 record of 2010 and be true contenders for the playoffs this year.

Last year’s team which consisted of a first-year coach and a team that was full of inexperience with no seniors is no more. Last year’s team, described as a team "in transition" by head coach Kimberly Lamb, is a team of the past and these young ladies are looking to prove it.

The Lady Redskins come into this season with a revamped look to their roster. The team is returning six starters from last year and they have added seven freshmen who bring with them more experience on the softball diamond than most expect out of players that age said Lamb and assistant coach Margie Jones. In all this team fields a lineup of three seniors, four juniors, and seven freshmen players all vying for playing time this season.

On offense expect to see runs put on the board early and often out of this team. Lamb and Jones say to watch for big bats this season out of players Bailey Brennan, Brooke Barnes and Rachel Murrell, to name a few. These young ladies are expected to be the anchors of an offense that coach Lamb calls her greatest strength this year, that and the return of six starters from last year.

On the defensive side of the ball, the coaches are excited about the addition of more pitchers to this year’s team. This is an area of play where they felt the team was lacking last year especially down the stretch late into the season. Look for players Bailey Brennan and Cassi Rahl to be defensive leaders for the Lady Redskins on the diamond this year.

According to Lamb this is an aggressive group of young ladies who have set their sights on the playoffs and Columbus this year. This team will be tested early and often this season, as the Lady Redskins are in a "very tough region" according to Lamb and Jones. Key matchups will include some power house private schools such as Hebron Christian, George Walton Academy, and last year’s region champion Prince Avenue.

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