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Lee County softball off to solid start

By Robert Hydrick - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Losing her ace pitcher had Lee County softball coach Lynn Avery concerned after two straight trips to the elite eight in Columbus.

The Lady Trojans have eased their head coach's fears with a 3--0 start.

What makes the Lady Trojans start so good is that all wins have come on the road and two have come against five-a powers Lowndes and Tift County.

Coach Avery knows the season is still very young and an even more challenging schedule awaits a team that wants to make a third trip back to Columbus.

Coach Avery says junior Lindsay Tompkins has been solid on the pitching mound and she is getting great defense and offensive support behind her.

The biggest thing going for Lee County is leadership.

Lynn Avery said "I think part of it is our five seniors. They have been playing since they were freshmen. So,they have got a lot of experience and they are determined that they want to get back to the elite eight."

Lee County faces a tough game in their home opener Thursday at 5:45 p.m. against 5th ranked Columbus High.

The Lady Trojans also will be in action Friday and Saturday at Crisp County's Watermelon Classic in Cordele.

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