The LaGrange College softball team opens its 2012 season Friday with a doubleheader against Brenau University. The Panthers had their scheduled season opener Tuesday at Reinhardt postponed due to weather.
The first game Friday begins at 3 p.m. with the second game to follow. The two teams will play again Saturday. The first game will start at noon with the second game to follow.
The Panthers are beginning their 10th season under head coach Jennifer Claybrook. Claybrook is 226-181 as the Panthers' head coach.
The Panthers were 22-19 overall and 7-5 in the GSAC last season. They return 11 lettermen, including two of their top five hitters.
Sophomore outfielder Courtney Beshel was a GSAC All-Freshman selection in 2011. She was second on the team with a .333 batting average, tying for the team lead with four home runs and 21 RBIs.
Junior Megan Wing batted .327 in 35 games with 14 RBIs splitting time between first base and as the designated hitter. Junior third baseman Laura Webber tied Beshel for the team lead with four home runs and 21 RBIs, while batting .293.
Junior Kayla Folds heads the pitching staff. Folds was 7-7 with a 1.87 ERA in 21 appearances. She struck out 57 in 75 innings of work.
Senior Lacee Landrum was 3-3 with a 2.92 ERA in 2011. Sophomore Amanda Stukel appeared in 13 games last season, with a 1-1 record and a 1.56 ERA.
April 28, 2012 Softball: Maryville ends Panthers' season at GSAC tournament
April 27, 2012 Softball: Panthers go 1-1 on first day of GSAC tournament
April 24, 2012 Softball: LaGrange splits with visiting Birmingham-Southern
April 10, 2012 Softball: GSAC-leading Huntingdon sweeps Panthers
April 4, 2012 Softball: Folds named GSAC Pitcher of the Week
April 1, 2012 Softball: Panthers split doubleheader at Berry
March 31, 2012 Softball: Panthers sweep GSAC doubleheader from Covenant
March 28, 2012 Softball: Panthers roll past Wesleyan in GSAC doubleheader
March 24, 2012 Softball: Panthers split with Agnes Scott on Senior Day
March 23, 2012 Softball: Rain cancels doubleheader with Centre
March 21, 2012 Softball: Piedmont takes GSAC doubleheader from Panthers
March 18, 2012 Softball: Panthers beat Salem for first GSAC win of season
March 16, 2012 Softball: Visiting Rhodes splits doubleheader with Panthers
March 10, 2012 Softball: Panthers drop GSAC doubleheader to Maryville
March 4, 2012 Softball: Panthers lose two to Georgia Southwestern
February 26, 2012 Softball: Panthers sweep Agnes Scott 5-3 and 7-4
February 22, 2012 Softball: Panthers swept by Reinhardt 3-0, 6-0
February 18, 2012 Softball: Last inning rally gives Brenau sweep of Panthers
February 17, 2012 Softball: Panthers open season with split of DH with Brenau
February 16, 2012 Softball: Panthers open season Friday against Brenau
February 13, 2012 Softball: 2012 season opener at Reinhardt postponed