THOMASVILLE – Thomas County Central softball fans will get an early look at this year's squad when the Lady Yellow Jackets host an intra-squad game on Saturday. The scrimmage will feature the varsity and junior varsity players and start at 5 p.m.

“It's exciting just to be able to inter-squad  where the parents can see that the girls have been working hard. We're just happy we can provide them a different setting than a normal practice,” Central softball coach Robyn Trammell said. “We're excited to finally be able to get out there and turn the scoreboard on, just have the atmosphere and have the parents out there to watch their kids; we're excited.”

Trammell said the scrimmage will be set up for five innings. Players from both the varsity and junior varsity will inter-mix and compete against each other.

“It just gets out pitchers throwing and our batters to see some live (pitching) and have an umpire out there to take it to the next level,” Trammell said.

Having a preseason scrimmage on Saturday will be a win for the Lady Jackets. Like other softball programs, Central's summer has been very much out of the ordinary. It has been operating under strict guidelines from the Georgia High School Association since reconvening on June 8 following a three-month layoff due to the coronavirus pandemic. Only on July 20 did the GHSA affirm through a unanimous vote by the Board of Trustees that all fall sports, except for football, would start on time.

“We're looking at it like, we're good to go and we're just going to continue to be cautious and put safety first and follow our protocol and just move forward until we hear otherwise. Trammell said. “Hope for the best and hope these girls get to have their season.”

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