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Lauren Lett and a host of Elmore County softballers have joined to form Team Bama and compete as a travel softball team during  the summer months.
Lauren Lett and a host of Elmore County softballers have joined to form Team Bama and compete as a travel softball team during the summer months.

Faulkner pair set to lead U16 travel softball squad

Published 9:00am Thursday, May 30, 2013

County baseball players aren’t the only ones working on their games during the summer. Area softballers are taking to the diamonds in hopes of turning some heads leading into the 2014 season.

“We’ve only had one real practice with the girls,” said Torri Hollis, coach of Team Bama and a rising senior at Faulkner University. “Just about every girl on our team can play every position and we have true pitchers and catchers.”

The team features student-athletes from Wetumpka High (Lauren Lett, Courtney Richardson, Tamia Mitchell and Ashley Dixon), Elmore County (Elissa Brown and Haley Britt), Stanhope Elmore (Amanda Ingram), St. James (Savannah Phillips) and Alabama Christian (Rachel Best and Kodee Harrison).

“I don’t know them that well, but I can tell this is a talented group that’s ready to play,” said Hollis, who is moving up to U16 after a coaching stint at U14.

She’s joined by Lady Eagles’ teammate Morgan Martin. Hollis said the goal of the team was to give the girls an opportunity to be in front of college coaches.

“The schedule should be fairly tough,” said Hollis. “With us being a new team, we aren’t going to all the big exposure tournaments, like the one in Colorado. We are going to one in Nashville that will have around 150 coaches there and then we are going to Legacy in Columbus that will have several scouts there.”

Between the two, Team Bama will play tournaments throughout the state.

“I’m looking forward to a great season,” said Hollis.

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