Turner to continue softball at N.C. college

Published 7:07 am Friday, May 15, 2009

Lady Indians senior pitcher/outfielder Samantha Turner has received a scholarship to play at Louisburg College in North Carolina.

“I’ve been playing since I was little and I got what I wanted, getting a scholarship to play softball for college,” Turner said. “I learned different stuff from county ball, travel ball and school ball. It all kind of fit in together and taught me to be the person I am now and get a good scholarship to play for college. I’ll be outfield and pitcher at Louisburg College.”

Turner led the Indians with seven strikeouts in two games Monday and Tuesday. Turner also went 2-4 with four stolen bases and one RBI to help the team beat the Warhill High School Lady Lions, 9-6, on Monday. On Tuesday afternoon the Lady Indians suffered a 2-0 loss to the Lafayette High School Lady Rams.

The team is now sitting at 4-16 on the season with four games left to play this week.

After the games, Lady Indians Head Coach Susan Melbye said, “I think the girls played really well. It’s going to be an endurance week. We have six games this week and hopefully seven. If we win just one or two more games then we make the tournament, so we need to make sure we can make it to the playoffs. That’s our goal for the year. Overall I’m really excited about how the girls are performing. They’re doing their job as I ask them to. We’re starting to pick up our hits and our defense is getting a lot better and more consistent. I’m really proud of the girls.”

In the two games earlier this week, senior Lyndsay Young went 1-6 with one stolen base. Senior Ashley Avent went 0-2. Carla Matthews went 4-7 with two stolen bases and one RBI. Megan Revelle went 1-7 with two RBIs and one stolen base. Candace Earls went 1-3 with one RBI and one stolen base. Marissa Cabell went 1-5 with two RBIs. Brandie Hunt went 3-7 with three stolen bases and one RBI. Hannah Turner went 2-6. Janie Young went 2-7 with one RBI. Melanie Ciefers went 1-1.

The Lady Indians play today at home against Jamestown High School. Games begin at 4:30 p.m.

In other sports news, the Indians baseball team lost 4-0 on Monday to the Lions and 15-0 on Tuesday to the Rams.