Meredith, Drew, Courtney and Cori are are honored on Senior Day — The Lady Gladiator Softball Team’s graduating seniors are: Meredith Brummett, Cori Jeffords, Courtney Westbrook and Drew Windham. Four amazing girls, four amazing years and four balloons drift away from the pitcher’s mound in their honor. (Barry Byers)
Glove taps — Cori Jeffords, Drew Windham, Courtney Westbrook and Megan Richards get glove taps from their infield teammates, Anna Viers and Alyssa Richards. (Barry Byers)
Lucky 7 — Alma Suaste attempts an over the shoulder catch during warmups. (Barry Byers)
Crowning moment — Drew Windham works on her bunting while wearing her Senior 2010 crown. (Barry Byers)
Megan warms up — Megan Richards warms up her pitching arm before the game against Frost. Fortunately, she was able to keep it rested with senior Courtney Wesbrook able to pitch the entire game. (Barry Byers)
Casi hustles — Casi Jeffords gives 110% going after a blooper during the pre-game. (Barry Byers)
Anna is athletic — Shortstop Anna Viers digs a grounder out of the sand. (Barry Byers)
Powers activated! — Drenda Burk and Alma Suaste demonstrate their unique high-five. (Barry Byers)
T-a-l-e-n-t-e-d — Senior Cori Jeffords backhands a grounder during the pre-game warmups. (Barry Byers)
Proud parents — Courtney Westbrook stands with her parents, Kelly and Angie, during the Senior Day introductions. (Barry Byers)
All in the family — Graduating Senior Drew Windham holds her parents, Joe and Andi, close during her introduction on Senior Day. Joe is an umpire, by the way, and Andi is an assistant coach for the softball team and a teacher at Italy High School.
We love this girl — Graduating senior Meredith Brummett stands with her parents, Donald and Karen, during her introduction on Senior Day.
Here for Cori — Graduating senior Cori jeffords is escorted by her parents, John and Mikki, during her introduction on Senior Day. As if she needed an introduction.
Infielders feeling good — The Lady Gladiators are feeling good about their performance during the Frost game. (Barry Byers)
Seniors connect — Left fielder Meredith Brummett fires the ball into second baseman Cori Jeffords to hold the Frost runner on base. (Barry Byers)
Looking ahead — Senior Drew Windham checks with the dugout before going up to the plate. (Barry Byers)
On the mark — Lady Gladiator catcher Alyssa Richards catches a strike from her senior pitcher, Courtney Westbrook. (Barry Byers)
Viers wins crash — Shortstop Anna Viers hops up after getting the Frost runner out at second base. (Barry Byers)
Play at first — Lady Gladiator first baseman Drew Windham catches a pass from catcher Alyssa Richards in an attempt to sneak up on a Lady Polar Bear. (Barry Byers)
Bailey’s ready — Bailey Bumpus eyes the Frost pitcher before going up to bat. (Barry Byers)
Touchdown! — The Lady Gladiators lead 7-0 midway thru the game against Frost as Courtney Westbrook celebrates hitting a single. (Barry Byers)
One-One is on. — Senior Meredith Brummett(11) beats the throw to first base for a single. (Barry Byers)
Glad and sad — Lady Gladiator Drew Windham takes in her final moments as a senior playing on Italy’s home field. (Barry Byers)
Cori’s smiling — Cori “No Guts, No Glory” Jeffords, a graduating senior, has fun after the game on Senior Night collecting balloons full of memories. (Barry Byers)