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Lady Bears look to have a successful 2015 campaign

DAILY LEADER / MARTY ALBRIGHT / West Lincoln seniors (from left) Peyton White, Hanna Moak, Millane Lewis, Alli Mullins and Layton Sills are ready to begin the 2015 slowpitch softball season. The Lady Bears debut Aug. 15, hosting a classic game against the Franklin County Lady Bulldogs.

DAILY LEADER / MARTY ALBRIGHT / West Lincoln seniors (from left) Peyton White, Hanna Moak, Millane Lewis, Alli Mullins and Layton Sills are ready to begin the 2015 slowpitch softball season. The Lady Bears debut Aug. 15, hosting a classic game against the Franklin County Lady Bulldogs.

The Lady Bears will have several experienced players returning to provide leadership at the plate and in the field as West Lincoln Bears kick off their slowpitch softball season Aug. 15 hosting the Franklin County Lady Bulldogs for a fall classic contest.

The Lady Bears will have five seniors providing leadership with Hanna Moak, Millane Lewis, Layton Sills, Alli Mullins and Peyton White.

“I have a good core group returning that really plays together well,” said West Lincoln head coach Andrew Redd. “We are looking forward to another great year.”

Redd will be starting his 17th season at the helm. The Lady Bears look to improve on a 23-6 record last year and a 6-0 record in district play.

The Lady Bears has seven returning starters coming back to help in the field: Hanna Moak at first base/outfield, Millane Lewis at first base, Layton Sills at shortstop, Alli Mullins in outfield, Peyton White at second base, MaKennah Redd at Pitcher and Anna Brooke Davis at third base.

West Lincoln lost four starters to graduation last year: third baseman Malori Hall and outfielders Micah Redd, Brianna Fauver and Addie Springs.

“We will have several returning players that will provide experience at the plate and in the field,” said Redd.

Hanna Moak was among the leaders with a .560 batting average in 2014. Lewis batted .482, Sills .411, Mullins .388, White .324, Davis .375 and MaKennah Redd at .429.

West Lincoln assistant coach is Greg Allen. Redd has 24 players on his squad.

The Lady Bears officially begin their season at home Aug. 18 against the Crystal Springs Lady Tigers. The junior varsity game will precede the varsity game.

 West Lincoln Schedule

AUGUST

15-Franklin County, 18-Crystal Springs, 20-at Franklin County, 24-at Crystal Springs, 25-Wesson, 29-at Wesson Tournament.

SEPTEMBER

1-Richland, 3-Franklin County, 8-Bogue Chitto, 10-Amite County, 15-at Brookhaven, 17-Lawrence County, 22-Brookhaven, 24-at Amite County, 26-at 49 Fest Tournament (Richland), 29-at Bogue Chitto.

OCTOBER

3-at Lawrence County Tournament, 6-at Wesson, 13-First Round of Playoffs, 17-Second Round of Playoffs, 20-South State, 24-State Championship.

 West Lincoln Lady Bears Roster

Seniors

Hanna Moak, Millane Lewis, Layton Sills, Alli Mullins, Peyton White.

Juniors

Makennah Redd, Anna Brooke Davis, Sara Jane Doty.

Sophomores

McKenzie Pyles.

Freshmen

Jana Case, Maddox Redd, Megan Gerald, Skylar Hall, Morgan Newman, Georganna Allen, Makayla Shelton, Adi Paden.

Eighth Graders

Bailey Wilson, Micah Powell, Emalyn Langley, Madison McNatt, Ashley Tabor.

Seventh Graders

Jena Hughes, Jona Hughes.