Pelham coach reaches 100th
Published 12:00 am Tuesday, April 20, 2004
Pelham softball coach Amy Sullivan reached her 100th career victory last week as the Panthers defeated Shades Valley 9-3.
&uot;It was good,&uot; Sullivan said. &uot;It’s good for the kids. They knew it was 100 so they played extra hard.&uot;
Nicole Cornett earned the win for Pelham walking two and giving up two earned runs in seven innings of work.
&uot;Nicole pitched probably her best game of the year,&uot; Sullivan said.
Cornett (8-5) struck out five batters in the contest.
Brandi Lavender went 2-for-4 with a single, a double, a run scored, an RBI and a stolen base.
Freshman Ashley Smith was 3-for-4 with 4 RBIs while Allison Young had two RBIs and a a stolen base.
Ryan Elsea had one hit, one run, two steals and one RBI for Pelham.
Sullivan said the personal milestone was also a benchmark for the Pelham softball program.
&uot;It means more for the progam than it does for me,&uot; she said. &uot;It just shows we are moving in the right direction here.&uot;
Sullivan, who has coached at Pelham for three years, previously worked at Bessemer Academy after a stint as a softball and basketball coach in Georgia