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Central softball wins Athletes of the Week

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The Phenix City-Central Lady Red Devil softball team rolled through another Area 5-6A tournament, and for that, they are the latest Headquarter Nissan Athletes of the Week.

“We’re just playing well right now,” said junior pitcher Allie Kelley. “We’re hitting our peak right now. We had our ups and downs, so I think all that at the beginning of the season has made us stronger for the playoffs.”

The Red Devils say 2014 has been a year of improvement.

“It’s been a lot of fun this year,” said senior catcher Kaelen Scott. “Every game that we’ve played, we’ve gotten better, so this season and the playoffs, I think we’re going to do very well.”

Central seems to be built for the postseason, and the regular season is simply a means to get where the games really matter.

“We haven’t had anywhere near a perfect season, but no team does,” said senior third baseman Kristin Studds. “I expect the best of us at playoffs. I expect us to go up there and do our best and defeat any team that comes against us.”

“We dominated in area, and everybody is coming together as a team,” said senior leftfielder Caitlin Bowman. “We’re really working behind one another, and we’re just ready to see what the playoff season holds for us.”

The Red Devils move on to regional play in Troy, where they will face Spain Park.

“They’re a very tough opponent, a good 6A school,” said Central head coach Matt Hendricks. “[They have] three really, really good hitters, two pretty good pitchers, so we’ve got our work cut out for us.”

Central’s success isn’t limited to the field, either. As a team, their GPA is just shy of 3.6, and Scott is the senior valedictorian.

Jonathan Huskey

Jonathan comes to News 3 from Fort Smith/Fayetteville, Ark., where he anchored weekends and reported during the week on some of the best high school sports in the state. More>>

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