Softball - Thu, Mar. 31, 2011
Kayla Williams, Lauren Brockman and Cassidy Taylor have all decided one thing - they will be Tigers next year. The trio inked deals with Georgetown College's softball team for the 2011-12 year.
Williams, a senior out of Diamond, Ohio, will come in as a pitcher for coach Thomas Thornton.
"It's good to have the decision out of the way, and I can focus on my high school season," Williams said when she signed.
The 5-foot-7 righty plays for Southeast High School.
"She will possibly solidify an already strong pitching staff," Thornton said. "Kayla brings a possible dominate pitcher that throws good movement and pitches low-to-mid 60s."
Taylor and Brockman are both Kentucky products, playing for Lafayette High School.
The Lady Generals open their season tomorrow at home against Bryan Station.
Since Brockman's and Taylor's freshman year, LHS is 81-27 with two 43rd District Tournament titles and a loss in the 11th Region Tournament semifinals a year ago.
They finished their junior seasons 35-5.
Thornton likes both of them as utility players for the Tigers.
"Cassidy is a pitcher for Lafayette and her utility duties for us will include pitching," the veteran coach said. "She brings a solid bat with power, which is a big reason we went after her. She understands the game being a coach's daughter and having been around the game for a long time.
"Lauren is an outfielder that is hard-nosed and gritty. She is the kind of player who seems to do anything to help the team win."
Georgetown softball is currently 17-8 overall and 10-0 in Mid-South Conference.