Rachel Bostic accepts walk-on softball scholarship from Nims at JDCC

Published 2:16 am Wednesday, July 30, 2008

By By Adam Robinson – Sports Editor
When Brewton native and recent T.R. Miller High School graduate Rachel Bostic walked off the softball field in Montgomery after her last softball game, a doubleheader defeat from Alabama Christian Academy, she probably figured that was her last game as a softball player.
But when softball tryouts came up at Jefferson Davis, Bostic decided to try out and made the team as a walk-on.
But after learning she had made the team as a walk-on, on Monday afternoon things changed.
Nims had nothing but good things to say about Bostic.
Playing at the college level in your hometown is always a plus for a player, and Bostic is no different.
Bostic isn't the only walk-on athlete at JDCC to receive a scholarship. Right before spring baseball practice was set to begin at Jefferson Davis this past season, head baseball coach Darrell Blevins awarded five walk-on players scholarships.
Bostic, who has played fast pitch and slow pitch softball for about six years, primarily played first base and pitched in high school.
The Lady Tiger softball team finished with a 13-17 record in softball and a berth in the first round of the sub state softball round before running into roadblock Alabama Christian Academy. Bostic pitched both games against the defending 4A state champions and took both losses on the mound for the Lady Tigers. Bostic allowed one run (none earned) while striking out one, walking one and allowed four hits in six innings in game one.
In game two, she allowed four runs on six hits, struck out one and walked two in five innings.
Not only did Bostic play softball at T.R. Miller, but she also played volleyball and helped lead the Lady Tigers to a 16-8 record in volleyball her senior season and was named defensive MVP and team captain of the 2008 softball team and was team captain on the volleyball team her senior season.
Bostic said she is looking forward to helping out JDCC, who struggled in softball last season and is coming off a 19-35 record.