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Lady Rebs as
A school record for wins in a single
season was set by the Lady Rebels
Softball team enroute to their 22-2 season
standing, 4-O district mark and
championship, and quarterfinals of state
Leading the way for the girls was
pitcher Claudia Roberts, who featured in
the News-Star-World spring focus and
sports banquet for outstanding area
Among her accomplishments, striking
out an average of two batters per inning,
throwing the softball 60 mph
underhanded, and maintaining a batting
average of 390.
Calling it the "the greatest team West
Monroe has ever had," Coach Truett
Thorn took the girls to state playoffs
following their victories over Natchitoches-
Cental, 17-0, and Sulphur, 8-2. In the
finals in Denham Springs, West Monroe
lost to Tara 8-1, with Tara going on to
win the state championship.
"The future teams are expected to stay
on the 'high plains' If they're not, it's the
coach's fault,', commented Coach Thorn,
concerning the season prospects for 1983.
Several promising players, including Lynn
Socha, Tammy Murphy, Kathy Socha,
Rhonda Scharf, Susan Wilson, and Karen
Williams, are expected to be returning to
the team he said.
ANTICIPATION - Senior Faith Smith, catcher for
the Lady Rebels, takes a stance to await her pitch in
an afternoon game at Confederate Park.
CELEBRATE - Coach Truett Thorn joins Joellen
Spurgeon and other teammates in celebrating
another Rebel victory, as the lady Rebs went on to a
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GET BACK - First baseman Guy Yarbrough com- pletes an attempt to pick off a Carroll baserunner.
VARSITY BASEBALL-1franty David Williams, Mike lon Lenard,-ibackl-Jason Pleasnt, Jim Herb-21, Guy Yaf-
Johnson, Brett Vance, Mark Sikes, Greg Smith, Kelly brough, Stacey Brian, James Richardson, Scott Ford-
Frazier, Les Aulds, Todd Johnston, Mike Murray, Gay- ham, Fred Paul Smifhl mg?-
JUNIOR VARSITY-lfrontl-Jake Parks, Tom Mul- Evans, Keith Wilbanks, Danny Orr, Terry Bostic, Phil
hearn, Cleve Saxton, Jamie Russell, Keith Karr, Craig Middleton, Scot Loftin,
Spivey, Kirk Albritton,-Kbackj-Shawn Rogers, Darrell
10 2 Bastrop
10 2 Farmerville
7 7 Jena
9 8 Farmerville
4 2 Fair Park
8 4 Jena
0 2 Neville
5 6 Ruston
10 1 Carroll
7 9 Bastrop
6 9 Ouachita
8 9 Neville
4 17 Neville
10 1 Carroll
7 6 Ruston
5 4 Ouachita
9-5 - 1
3 6 Ouachita
7 12 Bastrop
9 3 Ruston
4 3 Caldwell
19 3 Ruston
8 7 Caldwell
11 4 Caldwell
6 7 Ouachita
7 2 Ouachita
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HANG A LEFT - Kathy Socha rounds second
base as she keeps a watchful lookout on the ball.
19 Ouachita 3
7 Calhoun 5
16 Wossman 0
10 Ruston 4
12 Ruston 1
14 Oua. Chr. 7
18 Ouachita 2
5 Mansfield 4
22 Oua. Chr. 6
21 Ouachita 8
17 Nachitoches Central O
8 Sulfur 2
1 Tara 8
SEASON RECORD 22-2
THE WIND-UP - During her warm-up before
beginning another inning, Lady Rebel pitcher Claudia
Roberts concentrates on her strategy.
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