Adamsville hosts softball Play-Day
By Amanda Lowrance
The Adamsville Lady Cardinals hosted their 12th Adamsville High School Softball Play-Day last Saturday, featuring over 15 teams from throughout West Tenn.
Games began early (9 a.m.) and ran through sundown on four different fields, the softball field at AHS and all three fields at Buford Pusser Memorial Park, and the day’s weather presented great conditions for competition.
“We were able to get a pretty day without any rain and had a lot of teams come out,” said Lady Cardinal head coach Todd McGee. “We played a lot of split teams either at the same time or really close to the same time.”
The day was all about getting out on the field amongst competition to test this season’s players before regular season play. The McNairy Central Lady Bobcats were one of the 16 teams to participate in the daylong event.
“It was a good day to get out on the field and play in pretty weather,” said Lady Bobcat head coach Mellanie Surratt. “We made errors and it’s better to make them early in the season. The quicker we make our errors and work through them, the quicker we will be playing the caliber ball we want to play.”
At the end of the day the coaches and players had a better idea of what to work on and what to expect in the upcoming season without these games affecting their records.
The parents and the players operated the concession stands and gates. Adamsville Recreation & Parks Department’s Bubba Martin, Ted Hughes, and ‘Porkchop’ Young helped prepare the fields after a couple days of rain. McGee humbly thanked everyone involved with organizing the event and looks forward to a 13th year.