The prep softball season got off to a false start Wednesday when a scheduled scrimmage between Brunswick High School and Long County was scrapped in the bottom of the third inning due to weather.
Head coach Brian Crawford said several players stood out, although he voiced some disappointment the Lady Pirates could only debut one of the four pitchers he planned to roll out during the game.
“We didn’t have the time and, with the field, (continuing) was not doable,” he said. “Overall the scrimmage experience wasn’t the best, but you can’t control weather.”
Crawford said Lauren Peterson started the game in the circle. Ajorria Riggs had some remarkable defensive plays at third base, and Savannah Sellers showed a good situational plate approach by driving in a run on a fielder’s choice.
The Pirates will open the regular season Saturday at Long County. Brunswick’s first home game is scheduled against Brantley County on Aug. 21, although some of the preparations for the Pirates’ new field may not be totally complete, particularly seating. Crawford said the new field is currently in good practice condition, but the schedule was designed to buy time for the field to be in game condition.
“(Glynn County Athletic Director Steve) Waters has been very up front about everything (regarding field preparations),” Crawford said. “We’re definitely grateful.”