Diamond Preview 2021: Towns County
Towns County opens the 2021 season with a youthful roster looking to build on an 8-win 2020 campaign. With 8 seniors gone from last year’s group, the Lady Indians will rely on many young players to step up.
“We will be a very young team this year,” says Clay Livingston. “The only thing I know for sure is that they will give it all they got all the time.”
Head Coach: Clay Livingston, 3rd season
2020 Record: 8-12; No Playoffs
Key Departures: 8 seniors
Key Returning Players: Rylie Livingston, Alissa Moss, Lilly Winn, Laura Mauldin, Halie Arrowood, Elizabeth Edwards
“We most likely will be starting 6 underclassmen,” adds Livingston. “We have a great group of girls who have been working hard. They just need to go play and get some experience under their belts. They will be led by Seniors Rylie Livingston, Alissa Moss and Lilly Winn. We also return our catcher, sophomore Laura Mauldin, who was our defensive player of the year last year. Halie Arrowood started last year as a freshman and will be a big part of this year’s team, Elizabeth Edwards played a lot last year as a freshman and will also be counted on to play a big role this year.”
Strengths & Areas of Focus
Strengths: Momentum. Towns County won 8 games and barely missed the playoffs, which would have been the first time in over 12 years. The program appears to be on the cusp.
Focusing On: Experience. With 6 underclassmen starting, the team will need to gets as many reps as possible to continue to improve their game.