A great season for the Scots Softball team ended in an award winning week for sophomore player Morgan Brewer. Already the USA South Player of the Year, Brewer was also awarded Player of the Week the week of April 7.
This season has been one of the best for the Scots. Through winning game after game, the Scots have shown their passion for the field and for playing as a team this season. On April 6, the Scots advanced on past Wesleyan Ga. to the
quarterfinals of the USA South Athletic Conference tournament.
The Scots only need two more wins to tie the school record for wins. The last record was set in 2003 as 28-10. Their current 26-11 record ranks tied as the third-most victories in school history, as they surpassed 2015-16’s 25-win mark. MC then looked on to the USA South quarter finals on Friday, April 13. The Scots played against Salem with a 2 p.m. first pitch in LaGrange, Ga.
Senior Rachel Taylor’s two- runs batted in (RBI) double in the bottom of the sixth inning earned the Scots’ first-ever trip to the USA South Championship game.
“No one deserves this moment – not me, not this team – more than Rachel Taylor,” softball Coach Leah Kelley said in a press release for MC Athletics. “She has been there through Maryville College’s worst of the worst, and now, the best of the best. That’s something that you dream of – for her to be in that situation and to really save our season. To come in and get that opportunity to get that hit, and then to pull through for us, that just shows that she’s been there since day one for this program. It’s such a big moment for her to pull through like that.”
This win will allow the Scots to go on postseason playing time to go for a USA South Athletic Conference Tournament Championship. MC now sits tied with the school record for the most wins in a season. This win marks the 28th of the season, and the Scots need only one more win to break the 15-year old record previously set in 2003.