Journal-Times (Grayson, KY)

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March 20, 2013

Lady Comets ready for deep run

March 20, 2013 — The West Carter softball team is back at it once again on the softball diamond, eager to continue their winning ways.

They have a 62nd District Championship dynasty to defend. With the majority of last year’s 15-11 team back, the Lady Comets are fired up to maintain their level of excellence.

“This year's team seems excited about the upcoming season,” said Coach Greg Reynolds. “I feel that as far as talent goes this is one of our best teams we have ever had.”

West Carter will be anchored once again by its pitching staff. Junior Leatha Reynolds and sophomore Alyssa Shelton are expected to carry the load.

But like any team, there are aspects of the game that need work as the season progresses. Reynolds said pitching will have to carry the load until the bats can catch up.

“We have several girls who are looking like completely different batters so far this season. I expect a break out year for several of them. Leatha Reynolds was our best hitter from last season with a batting average of 427, and she looks poised to do better this season.”

All three outfield positions are filled with veterans such as Courtney Reynolds and Brooke Callihan. Both say they are ready for whatever team comes at them this season.

“We’ve been really working hard in practice and our defense is really doing well,” Callihan said. “Everybody is ready to win games and we’re going to give it our best effort.”

“I really think our defense is going to be very good this season,” Reynolds said. “I can’t wait to start playing against other teams and I feel like if we play hard we have what it takes to go far in the postseason.”

West Carter has won the 62nd District four straight seasons. With so many veterans on their squad, Coach Reynolds and the rest of the Lady Comets feel like this is their time.

“We would love to be district champs once again,” Reynolds said. “We have made the regional tournament for several years, we would also like to get back in it but this time we would like to go farther then ever before.”

West Carter kicked off the season earlier this week. They will be at home Thursday evening against Fairview.

MacKenzie Bates can be reached at or by telephone at 1-800-247-6142.

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