Brewton Little League to kick off new season
By By BRUCE HIXON Sports Editor
The Brewton Little League will kick off its baseball season Saturday with four games on the docket.
At 4 p.m., the Braves and Cardinals will hook up on Field B, while the Dodgers play the Athletics on Field C.
Two more games will follow at 6 p.m. The Reds and Royals will battle it out on Field B, while the Indians and Marlins oppose each other on Field C.
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While the immediate focus is to finish the spring season on a strong note, Jefferson Davis Community College Lady Warhawks softball coach Misti Nims has already done some work for her 2005 roster.
Nims already has three players signed for next season.
That list includes shortstop Emily Cantrell of Elkmont, who is also scheduled to play on the Lady Warhawks volleyball team next season as a defensive specialist.
"Emily has quite a bit of quickness and pretty good range," Nims said.
Also headed to JDCC are second baseman Jessica Cunningham of Milton (Fla.) and infielder Ashley Ross of Washington County.
"I look for Jessica to be our starting second baseman at this time. She knows the game well and she is also a pretty good contact hitter," Nims said. "Ashley is a good utility player who can play just about anywhere in the infield. She hits with pretty good power. I could see her batting in our numbr four or five spot next season."
Sonie Demko, a shortstop/outfielder from Baldwin County, is also expected to join the JDCC roster next season. However, Demko's signing is actually through volleyball.
"Sonie is a good contact hitter and takes advantage of her quickness. She is a very coachable player," Nims said.
Nims noted she has received two verbal commitments which she hopes to make official soon.
"We've signed three players and we have two verbals. After that I'd like to sign about four to five more players before we finish up. I'd like to get some more pitching and another catcher. Those are probably are top remaining areas we want to try to fill," Nims said.
Pairings have been set for the upcoming Escambia County High School Baseball Tournament, which will be hosted by W.S. Neal.
The tournament gets underway April 15 when T.R. Miller faces Flomaton at 4:30 p.m. W.S. Neal will take on Escambia County at 7 p.m.
On April 16, Escambia County hooks up with Flomaton at 4:30 p.m. T.R. Miller and W.S. Neal battle at 7 p.m.
The round robin tournament concludes April 17, as W.S. Neal meets Flomaton at 12 noon followed by the T.R. Miller-Escambia County contest at 2:30 p.m.
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