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Vidalia's Kenedy Beard visited Bossier Parish Community College last week with slim hopes of getting a softball scholarship.
"I called the coach (Ashley Grisham) and asked if I could try out," Beard said."She told me I could look at the school and then try out."
Beard spent 15 minutes shagging groundballs at shortstop, third base and second base before running down balls in the outfield. She also took a few cuts at some pitches.
"When I finished, she said, 'You're on the team, you got a scholarship,'" Beard said.
Beard said Grisham told her a player just quit the team, freeing up a scholarship.
Beard was also impressed with the school.
"It was really clean and very well organized," she said. "A lot of it was rebuilt about six years ago."
Beard said Grisham was impressed with her speed in the outfield.
"She told me she liked the way I could get to the ball quick," she said.
Beard played shortstop at Vidalia up to her senior year this past spring when she played catcher.
"I didn't really like that," she said. "But I was wanting to help the team."
Beard led the Lady VIkings with a .495 batting average. She had two home runs and batted in 22 runs, scoring 39.
Beard said she has been trying to take 200 cuts at pitches each day.
Beard is really impressed with Grisham.
"She is really funny and full of energy," Beard said. "She seems very easy to get along with."
Grisham just finished her fourteenth season as the head coach of the Lady Cavalier softball team. The Lady Cav's record for spring 2012 was 26-29. In competition against the other thirteen Texas Region XIV opponents, the Lady Cavs finished with a record of 12-12. Overall, Coach Grisham's record is 390-339-8. The Lady Cavs have been nationally ranked five of the fourteen seasons and ranked Top 20 in the nation.
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