Lady Tigers’ softball team plan for their new season


It’s that time of year, Lady Tiger’s softball season.  

Last year, the Lady Tigers made the Southwestern Athletic Conference Tournament and lost early to Mississippi Valley in a double elimination game, this year they are back at it and looking to go further.

“Last year’s season was rough,” said junior third basement Angela Perez on the teams’ last season one-sided record of 10-24. “We had a lot of freshman and it took most of the season for us to get with the one another and learn how each other play.

One of the players to lookout for is a freshman outfielder Alyssa Fontillas

Head coach Wilbert Early stated,  “She is a great contact hitter, very young but, is a silent weapon you don’t know that she is there but she gets the job done.”

Freshman shortstop and third baseman Jasmyn Dunning is will be responsible for providing great infield coverage. 

Moved from outfield to infield is sophomore Bridgette Simmons to help strengthen the infield. She will be providing double duties. 

New freshman pitcher Kailey Howard, is set to compliment and assist alongside Perez.  

This duo set to be a powerhouse and strengthens the Lady Tiger’s pitching. 

Early plans to keep the offense with the same strategies of scoring one run per ending and winning each ending.  

 Early stated, “the attitude of the team is very positive and the Lady Tigers are excited about their 2013 softball season. 

The Lady Tigers have a very big schedule in the next few weeks. 

They are set to take on the University of California Santa Barbara during the Mardi Gras Classic hosted by The University of Louisiana at Monroe on Feb. 7.