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Chester County Junior High 2010 Girls’ Volleyball Team Front row from left: Madison Cherry, Katie Hatch, Baylie Pruett, Alyssa Gately, and Alyssa Wallis; middle row: Ashley Jackson, Presley Beth Robinson, Bayley Holder, Macy Maples, Ashley Faulkner, Cameron Greer, and Kasie Beene; and back row: Sydney Fuller (manager), Brooklynn Davidson, Megan Lewis, Faith Hearn, Katelyn Faulkner, Sarah McNeil, Adreyana Amos, Madison McCaskill, and Kaelyn Crowe (manager).


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Junior High soccer creating excitement For its second season in existence, the Chester County Junior High boys’ soccer team is excited about the upcoming season, and so is new head coach, Tommie Kirk. Kirk, a former high school player at Craigmont High School in Memphis, is assisted by Hunter Callis. Kirk has a true star returning this season in All-Star Brennan Conoway. Although only in the eighth grade, Conoway has international experience having played last summer in Europe. However, the junior Eagles have both ends of the spectrum. For many players on the team this season is their first exposure to the game. The first contest was last week at Selmer. First home match is March 29 with St. Mary’s of Jackson.

Chester County Junior High 2010 Boys’ Soccer Team Front row from left: Corey Yarber, Nick Young, Cody Bailey, and Mike Whitehead; second row: José Urzua, Jack Lane, Andrew Creech, Matt Johnson, Brody Weeks, and Brennan Conoway; and back row: Manuel Perez, Justin Williams, Logan Murray, Brent West, Tyler Holeman, Houston Tull, Dalton Sheffield, and Ryan Woodham.

Junior High Boys’ Soccer Schedule Date Mar. 11 Mar. 16 Mar. 23 Mar. 29 Mar. 31 Apr. 8 Apr. 22 Apr. 27

Time 5:30 6:30 5:00 TBA TBA 5:30 5:30 TBA

Opponent Selmer Haywood Trinity Christian St. Mary’s Jackson Christian Selmer Lexington Lexington

Location Selmer Brownsville Jackson Henderson Jackson Henderson Lexington Henderson


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Chester County High School 2010 Boys’ Baseball Schedule Date Mar. 15 Mar. 18 Mar. 19 Mar. 20 Mar. 22 Mar. 23 Mar. 24 Mar. 25 Mar. 26

Opponent Location Liberty Tech Jackson Jackson Christian Jackson Gibson County Jackson @ U. Sch. Jackson Jackson McNairy Cent. * Selmer McNairy Cent. * Henderson Jackson C.M. Jackson Trinity Christian Jackson ^ Jackson Christian Jackson @ Liberty Tech Jackson @ Mar. 29 Fayette-Ware Somerville Mar. 30 Fayette-Ware Henderson Apr. 1 Middleton ** Middleton Apr. 2 Adamsville ** Henderson Apr. 5 Bolivar Central * Bolivar Apr. 6 Bolivar Central * Henderson Apr. 8 Trinity Christian * Henderson Apr. 9 Lexington * Lexington Apr. 10 Scotts Hill * Scotts Hill Apr. 13 Riverside * Parsons Apr. 15 Madison Magnet Henderson Apr. 16 Madison Magnet Jackson Apr. 21 Jackson CM Adamsville Apr. 22 Bolivar Central Adamsville Adamsville Adamsville Apr. 24 TBA TBA Apr. 26 Wayne County (DH) Waynesboro Apr. 28 South Side ** Henderson Apr. 29 Jackson CM Jackson Apr. 30 Middleton ** Henderson May 3 North Side ** Henderson * JV game to follow; ** JV game before @ at Liberty; ^ at Jackson Christian

Time 4:00 4:00 4:00 2:00 4:30 4:30 6:30 5:45 4:30 6:45 5:00 5:00 6:30 2:00 4:00 6:00 4:00 5:00 1:00 4:30 4:30 4:30 4:30 6:00 8:00 TBA 3:30 5:30 4:00 6:30 6:30

Chester County High School 2010 Baseball Team Roster Tanner Beecham Trae Brewer Matthew Butler Cody Connor Mason Connor Hunter Cox Adam Crouse Jeremy Crouse Josh Cupples Kyle Cupples Lake Davidson Heath Graves Mason Gray Josh Hatch Adam Hunt Jonathan Lacy Kurt LeCornu Jake Malero Nathan Nails Kyle Newsom Zach Phillips Riley Thomas Taylor Thomas Mason Wells


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Soccer shoots for first winning season It seems the bar is getting higher each season for the Chester County High School boys’ soccer team. Last season the Eagles were 6-9-3 overall, 3-3-1 in district play, and with six returning starters in 2010, that mark is quite reachable again. “We’re more athletic, more fundamentally sound, and we have more experience,” said head coach Jason Judd. “We’re just going to pick up where we ended last season.” All-district performer Brandon Rodriguez headlines the team, and Parker Griffin, Will Taylor, and Michael Dawson add punch to the lineup. CCHS got off to a good start with two victories March 6 at a preseason jamboree in Lexington. They opened the regular season March 16 at Brownsville, and play Thursday through Friday of this week in the Lions’ Cup at FreedHardeman University.

Chester County High School 2010 Boys’ Soccer Team Front row from left: Raymond Cary, Taylor Hodges, Brandon Rodriguez, and Jesse Frérot; second row: Spencer England, Hollis Whitehead, Cameron Hardison, Will Barnes, Yohan Lee, and Parker Griffin; back row: coach Jason Judd, Michael Dawson, Casey Bishop, Michael Bolton, Konner Lindsey, Hunter Hearn, Dillan Williams, Cesar Betanco, Will Taylor, Caleb Cook, and assistant coach Stacey Pruett.

Chester County High School 2010 Boys’ Soccer Schedule Date

Opponent

Location

Mar. 6 Mar. 16 Mar. 18 Mar. 19 Mar. 20 Mar. 21 Mar. 23 Mar. 26 Mar. 30 Apr. 1 Apr. 5 Apr. 8 Apr. 15 Apr. 27 May 4 TBA

Big Red Classic Haywood Lions’ Cup Lions’ Cup Lions’ Cup Lions’ Cup Jackson C. Merry Scotts Hill Liberty Tech Madison Magnet Trinity Christian South Gibson Adamsville Lexington McNairy Central District Tourney

Lexington Brownsville Freed-Hardeman Freed-Hardeman Freed-Hardeman Freed-Hardeman Jackson * Scotts Hill Henderson Henderson Henderson Medina Henderson Lexington Henderson TBA

CCHS Boys’ Soccer Roster

Time TBA 5:00 TBA TBA TBA TBA 4:30 5:00 5:00 5:00 5:00 6:00 5:00 6:00 5:00 TBA

No. Name Class 1 Dylan Williams 10 2 Taylor Hodges 10 3 Cesar Betanco 10 4 Cameron Hardison 11 7 Michael Dawson 12 8 Parker Griffin 11 9 Jesse Frérot 9 10 Brandon Rodriquez 11 11 Will Taylor 10 15 Michael Bolton 9 16 Will Barnes 11 18 (GK) Caleb Cook 10 19 Raymond Cary 10 22 Hunter Hearn 10 25 Spencer England 10 30 Yohan Lee 10 32 Tyler Flowers 11 33 Casey Bishop 12 34 Hollis Whitehead 10 35 Konner Lindsey 9 36 Ulises Ahumada 9 Head Coach Jason Judd Assistant Coach Stacey Pruett Managers: Spencer White, Randa Hart, Mary-Beth Wade, Haley Seaton Trainers: Sara Todd, Brandon Davidson


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Top line is solid for CCHS tennis Returning players in the one to five positions give the Chester County High School boys’ tennis team a solid nucleus for the upcoming season. The Eaglettes have their top two players returning, but have a wide-open race for the next three spots. No. 1 Mallory Hudson and No. 2 Anna

Young form the nucleus of the girls’ squad. For the guys, Justin Daniel, Austin Daniel, Miles Sheppard, Peyton Stewart, and Patrick Haltom will have the Eagles competing for the district championship. A new district alignment may also be an advantage this season, and veteran

Chester County High School Tennis Schedule Date Mar. 16 Mar. 18 Mar. 19 Mar. 22 Mar. 23 Mar. 25 Mar. 29 Mar. 30 Apr. 6 Apr. 19 Apr. 20 Apr. 26 Apr. 29 May 3-4 May 6-11

Opponent South Side Jackson C. Merry Middleton Milan Bolivar Central Lexington Trinity Christian McNairy Central Adamsville Madison Magnet Lexington Milan Adamsville District Team District Individual

Location Freed-Hardeman Jackson * Freed-Hardeman Freed-Hardeman Bolivar Freed-Hardeman Freed-Hardeman Selmer Adamsville Jackson * Lexington Freed-Hardeman Freed-Hardeman TBA Jackson *

Time 3:30 3:45 3:45 3:45 4:00 3:45 3:15 3:45 4:00 3:45 3:45 3:45 3:30 TBA TBA * Conger Park

coach Debbie Hames leads the Eagles and Eaglettes into battle. The first match was Tuesday; however, CCHS travels today, Thursday, to Jackson to take on the JCM

Cougars. Chester County High School’s home matches take place at Freed-Hardeman University.

Chester County High School 2010 Tennis Roster Name

Grade

Alex Acred Kassi Austin Landon Butler Charleston Croom Austin Daniel Justin Daniel Megan Davis

10 12 9 9 9 11 12

Piper Davis Matt Dilday Brandon England Amber Franklin Ashley Franklin Patrick Haltom Caitlin Hill Mallory Hudson Josh Maccarino

10 10 10 10 10 12 10 12 10

Haley Martin 11 Michael McMahon 11 Alex Potts 10 Miles Shepperd 12 Peyton Stewart 12 Madie Taylor 10 Katelynn Woodham 12 Katelynn Wooley 9 Anna Young 12


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Chester County High School 2010 Girls’ Tennis Teams Front row from left: Anna Young, Alex Potts, and Caitlin Hill; second row: coach Debbie Hames, Katelyn Wooley, and Madie Taylor; and back row: Piper Davis, Ashley Franklin, and Amber Franklin. Not pictured: Haley Martin, Mallory Hudson, and Kassi Austin.

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Chester County High School 2010 Boys’ Tennis Teams Front row from left: Aubrey Rodriquez, Peyton Stewart, and Miles Sheppard; second row: Josh Maccarino, Brandon England, and Michael McMahan; third throw: Aleks Acred, and Matt Dilday; and back row: Charleston Croom, and Landon Butler. Not pictured: Justin Daniel, Austin Daniel, and Patrick Haltom.


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Chester County High School 2010 Girls’ Softball Team Front row from left: Caycee Jones, Meaghan Williams, Nicole Sheffield, and Katie Hall; second row: Sammie Jo Ivy, Beth Blackstock, Cynthia Beene, Jessica Weeks, Jana Frye, Julia Weeks, and Hope Edgin; back row: Kirsten Henry, Kayla Latch, Heather Bell, Rachel Bishop, Logan McEarl, Brittany Brower, Kamara Trice, and Bailey Gately.


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Chester County High School 2010 Girls’ Softball Schedule

Date Mar. 18

Opponent Location Liberty Tech * Jackson Sara Beth Whitehead Tournament March 19-20, Sportsplex, Jackson Schedule To Be Announced Mar. 22 Jackson C.M. (DH) Eaglette Field Mar. 23 St. Benedict Eaglette Field Westview Eaglette Field Mar. 25 Fayette-Ware * Eaglette Field Sports Plus Tournament March 26-27, Malesus Schedule To Be Announced Mar. 29 McNairy Central * Selmer Mar. 30 Bolivar Central * Eaglette Field Apr. 1 South Side * Jackson Diamond Classic April 2-3, Dickson Schedule To Be Announced Apr. 7 Liberty Tech * Jackson Apr. 8 Lexington * Eaglette Field Apr. 9 Bolivar Central * Bolivar Apr. 12 St. Benedict ** Cordova Apr. 15 Jackson Chr. ** Jackson Waverly Umpires Association Tournament April 16-17, Waverly Schedule To Be Announced Apr. 19 McNairy Central * Eaglette Field Apr. 22 Lexington * Lexington Apr. 23 Camden Central * Eaglette Field Apr. 26 South Side * Eaglette Field Apr. 27 Liberty Tech * Jackson District 14-AA Tournament May 4-13, Eaglette Field Schedule To Be Announced * JV game to follow: ** JV game first

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Returning hurlers may key Eaglette season Time 5:00

5:00 4:00 6:00 6:00

5:00 5:00 5:00

5:00 5:00 5:00 4:30 4:30

5:00 5:00 5:00 5:00 5:00

Four returning seniors, plus a returning pitcher, give optimism for a great 2010 season for the Chester County High School softball team. Seniors Katie Hall, Caycee Jones, Nicole Sheffield, and Meagham Williams have been through the wars, and Hall played a key role in the Eaglettes march to the state tournament two years earlier. The return of Kamara Trice to the mound will be a huge boost for the team after

missing most of 2009 with an injury. Also, leadoff hitter Jessica Weeks is a great asset at the top of the order, plus Bailey Gately is expected to throw many innings. Head coach Brandon Pipkin will ask several young players to contribute, and looks to be competitive with every district opponent. “Our strength should be pitching, with potential at the plate,” Pipkin said.


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Freed-Hardeman University 2010 Baseball Roster No. Inj. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 25 26 27 29 30 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44

Name Class Pos. Ht. Hometown Joey Gildea JR RHP 6-1 Seffner, Fla. Blake Taylor SO OF 5-9 Humboldt Derek Williford SR LHP 6-2 Whitehouse, Texas Amos Bingham SO RHP 6-0 Sumner, Fla. Leamond Arthur JR C 5-11 Ripley Chris Huggins SO LHP 5-8 Brighton Trae Luttrell JR RHP 6-0 Randolph, Miss. Zach Burns JR INF 5-10 Adams Derek Bush SR OF 6-0 Cookeville Hunter Fowler JR RHP 5-10 Savannah Noslen Labrada SR OF 5-11 Miami, Fla. Evan Mansell SO INF 6-1 Muscle Shoals, Ala. Roman Kelly FR RHP 6-2 Murray, Ky. Josh Reynolds FR INF 6-1 Murray, Ky. Charlie Overturf SO LHP 5-11 Palatka, Fla. Daniel Riley FR INF 6-1 Benton, Ky. Mark Kelley FR INF 5-11 Dickson Brad McDonough FR C 6-0 Burns Ryan Wood FR LHP 6-1 Dyersburg Gage Franklin FR LHP 6-0 Morris Chapel Carlos Pertuz SR LHP 5-10 Miami, Fla. Chris White SO OF 5-9 Madison Garrett Ammons SR C 5-10 Hohenwald Robert Prieto FR INF 5-8 Caracas, Venezuela Storm Bates FR OF 5-11 Nettleton, Miss. Drew Stofel FR RHP 6-2 Lawrenceburg Justin Mackey FR INF 6-1 Sand Rock, Ala. Adam Blackburn JR RHP 6-2 Brighton Joe Mike FR INF 6-1 Mayfield, Ky. Zack Smith SR OF 6-3 Leoma Brian Bullard SR INF 6-1 Joelton Taylor Moore FR C 6-0 Marion, Ark. Kevin Clark FR INF Benjamin Graddy SO RHP 6-2 Ripley, Miss. Justin Wilson FR INF 6-0 Elkmont, Ala. Andrew Webster FR Util 6-3 Middleton John Wright FR OF 6-0 Murfreesboro Josh Smart FR OF Booneville, Miss. Matt Seevers SO Util 5-9 Angier, N.C. Hunter Newby SO RHP 6-8 Knoxville Jonathan Estes Head Coach First Season J.D. Flowers Assistant Coach Second Season Jason Gallagher Student Assistant First Season

Freed-Hardeman University 2010 Baseball Schedule Date Feb. 12 Feb. 13 Feb. 19 Feb. 20 Feb. 25 Feb. 27 Feb. 28 March 2 March 6 March 9 March 12 March 13 March 16 March 20 March 22 March 23 March 26 March 27 March 30 April 2 April 3 April 6 April 8 April 9 April 10 April 13 April 16 April 17 April 20 April 23 April 24 April 27 April 30 May 1 May 6 May 7

Time 1:00 Noon 2:00 Noon 3:00 1:00 1:00 3:00 2:00 4:00 4:00 1:00 3:00 1:00 1:00 4:00 5:00 1:00 3:00 6:00 Noon 1:00 2:00 2:00 1:00 1:00 2:00 Noon 5:00 6:00 Noon 3:00 6:00 1:00 4:00 4:00

Opponent Location Mid-America Nazarene (2) Henderson Mid-America Nazarene (2) Henderson Sterling Henderson Sterling (2) Henderson Huntington Henderson Union College (2) Henderson Union College Henderson Lane Henderson Judson (2) Henderson Christian Brothers (2) Henderson Brescia (2) Owensboro, Ky. Brescia (2) Owensboro, Ky. Southeastern Missouri State Cape Girardeau, Mo. Mount Mercy (2) Henderson Harris Stowe State (2) St. Louis, Mo. Rust (2) Henderson Mid-Continent Mayfield, Ky. Mid-Continent (2) Mayfield, Ky. Christian Brothers Memphis Lyon Henderson Lyon (2) Henderson Lambuth Jackson Rust (2) Holly Springs, Miss. Bethel McKenzie Bethel (2) McKenzie Lane Jackson Cumberland Lebanon Cumberland (2) Lebanon Lambuth Henderson Trevecca Nazarene Henderson Trevecca Nazarene (2) Henderson Harris-Stowe State (2) Henderson Martin Methodist Henderson Martin Methodist (2) Henderson Union (2) Jackson Union Jackson


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Lions picked fourth in TranSouth Conference The 2010 TranSouth Conference Preseason Baseball Poll has the Freed-Hardeman Lions picked fourth in the eight-team league. The poll, as voted by the coaches, tabs Cumberland University as the favorite to win the league. Cumberland received five first place votes, with Union University coming in second with three first place votes. The NAIA also released its preseason rankings with four TranSouth teams listed among the nation’s best. Cumberland is No. 19, while Union, Trevecca Nazarene University and Freed-Hardeman University are all receiving votes in the national rankings. In 2009, Cumberland won the TranSouth regular season title, while Union claimed the tournament championship. Both Union and Cumberland advanced to the NAIA National Tournament opening round with both teams posting 1-2 records.

Freed-Hardeman University 2010 Junior Varsity Baseball Schedule Date Feb. 18 Feb. 22 Mar. 4 Mar. 15 Mar. 18 Mar. 29 April 12 April 15 April 22 April 26 May 3

Time Noon 1:00 1:00 4:00 4:00 5:00 1:00 4:00 4:00 4:00 4:00

Opponent Dyersburg State (2) Cumberland (2) Bethel (2) Cumberland (2) Lambuth (2) Jackson State (2) Jackson State (2) Columbia State (2) Bethel (2) Dyersburg State (2) Columbia State (2)

Location Dyersburg Lebanon McKenzie Henderson Henderson Henderson Jackson Henderson Henderson Henderson Columbia

Freed-Hardeman Lions 2010 Baseball Team

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Freed-Hardeman University 2010 Lady Lion Softball Team

Lady Lions picked fourth in TranSouth Conference The 2010 version of the TranSouth Athletic Conference Preseason Softball Coaches Poll has Martin Methodist College chosen as the TranSouth PreSeason No. 1 gaining seven of the eight first place votes. The RedHawks are the defending TranSouth Regular Season Champions and finished the 2009 season as on of the top eight teams in the NAIA. Union University is in the No. 2 spot in the preseason poll, followed by Bethel

University at No. 3 and Freed-Hardeman University rounding out the top four. Trevecca Nazarene University was chosen No. 5, Lyon College No. 6, Cumberland was picked No. 7 and MidContinent is in the No. 8 position. These eight teams will be fighting for the 2010 TranSouth Athletic Conference Regular Season and Tournament Championships. This year’s TranSouth Tournament will be held in Nashville at the Trevecca Nazarene University Softball Complex.

The 2010 TranSouth Conference Tournament Champion will get an automatic bid to the May 2010 NAIA Softball National Tournament in Decatur, Ala. The NAIA pre-season poll will be released on last month and can be found on the NAIA website www.naia.org Fans can follow their favorite TranSouth Softball teams, with information including rosters, scores, schedules, and standings online at www.transouth.org

2010 TRANSOUTH ATHLETIC CONFERENCE 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Preseason Coaches Poll Martin Methodist 63 Union University 53 Bethel University 48 Freed-Hardeman 35 Trevecca Nazarene 29 Lyon College 25 Cumberland Univ. 23 Mid-Continent 12


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Big shoes to fill for Lady Lion softball program After going 96-41 in the last three seasons, the Freed-Hardeman University Lady Lions find themselves with some big shoes to fill after the graduation of five seniors from last season’s 26-9 squad. Among those graduates are Tarrah Tucker and Brittany Bradford, both of whom were key parts of the program’s success in those three years. PITCHERS In the circle, the Lady Lions must deal with the graduation of Tucker, who finished her career holding every pitching record in school history. However, the team will not be at a shortage of experience with the return of senior Britney Caldwell, who has been the team’s No. 2

starter the last three seasons behind Tucker. Last season, Caldwell went 7-6 with a 1.98 ERA and 75 strikeouts in 102 innings of work. Freshmen twin sisters Savannah and Summer Cole will work together behind Caldwell in the rotation. CATCHERS After splitting time behind the plate with Bradford for the last three seasons, senior Traci Gibbons moves to the position on a full-time basis. Gibbons threw out 40 percent of base stealers last year. She also hit .296 with 23 RBI despite spending most of her time in the ninth spot in the order and is a particularly dangerous hitter with runners in scoring position. Freshman Amber VanSandt

could also see time in the battery. INFIELDERS When not in the circle, Caldwell will likely be at first base, a position where she has split time for the last two seasons. This season she’ll share the position with sophomore Brittany Yates, and the two will form the anchor of the Lady Lion lineup. Caldwell hit .279 with five homeruns and 29 RBI last year while Yates batted .303 with five homeruns and a team-leading 31 RBI. Also back is Jill Brock, who will be a three-year starter at shortstop. The junior hit .274 in 2009 and led the team in sacrifices. Augusta McClary, who started every game at second base last year, will likely

Freed-Hardeman University 2010 Softball Schedule Date Feb. 19 Feb. 20

Time 3:00 3:00 5:00 3:00 Noon 2:00 1:00 11:00 3:00 9:00 11:00 5:00 4:00 TBA TBA TBA 5:00 5:00 4:00 2:00 4:00 5:00 4:00 5:00

Opponent Location Campbellsville (2) * Pulaski Georgetown * Pulaski Aquinas * Pulaski Mar. 2 Christian Brothers (2) Henderson Mar. 5 William Woods ^ Jackson Columbia ^ Jackson Mar. 9 Mid-Continent (2) Mayfield, Ky. Mar. 12 Campbellsville # Ohio Dominican # Mar. 13 Mobile # Faulkner # Mar. 15 Lambuth (2) Henderson Mar. 19 Bethel (2) Henderson Mar. 23 TBA $ Pensacola, Fla. Mar. 24 TBA $ Pensacola, Fla. Mar. 25 TBA $ Pensacola, Fla. Mar. 29 Lambuth (2) Jackson Mar. 30 Cumberland (2) Henderson Apr. 6 Martin Methodist (2) Pulaski Apr. 9 Lyon (2) Henderson Apr. 13 Trevecca Nazarene (2) Henderson Apr. 15 Union (2) Henderson Apr. 20 Union (2) Jackson Apr. 23 Belhaven (2) Henderson TranSouth Conference, April 28-30, Nashville * Martin Methodist Tournament; ^ Union Tournament; # Orange Beach Tournament; $ West Florida Tournament

move to third base to make room for the return of Betsy Pickler. Pickler missed the 2009 season with an injury after hitting .317 with 17 RBI as a sophomore in 2008. OUTFIELDERS Brittany Steverson is the lone returning starter in the FHU outfield and will move from left field to center field this season. Steverson hit .322 last year after hitting .337 as a freshman. Juniors Natalie Carson and Audra Yopp have each seen limited action in their first two seasons and their roles could be expanded this year. Newcomers Caneshia Turner and Brandi Edwards are also options for playing time.

Freed-Hardeman University 2010 Softball Roster No. 00 3 6 7 8 10 12 15 17 19 22 23 24 25 32 45

Name Class Pos. Traci Gibbons SR C/3B Savannah Cole FR P Brandi Edwards FR OF Brittany Steverson JR OF/3B Amber VanSandt FR C Summer Cole FR P Samantha Strickland FR IF Audra Yopp JR OF Augusta McClary JR 2B/SS Caniesha Turner SO OF Natalie Carson JR OF Britney Caldwell SR P/1B Jill Brock JR SS Shelby Towater FR IF Brittany Yates SO 3B Betsy Pickler SR 2B Todd Humphry Head Coach Tarrah Tucker Graduate Assistant

Ht. 5-0

Hometown Nashville Cornersville Dickson 5-7 Burns Loretto Corernsville Waterloo, Ala. 5-5 Middleton 5-7 New Johnsonville Henderson 5-5 Cleveland 5-9 Dickson 5-6 Selmer Jackson 5-7 Jackson 5-3 Henderson 10th Season First Season


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