ADEL - After their win over the Thomasville Lady Bulldogs this past Thursday, the Cook High Lady Hornets are a perfect 8-0 in Region 1-AA softball action. The stage is now set for the battle for sole possession of the top of the region tier as the Hornets face the Berrien High Rebellettes.
The Berrien squad is also perfect in region play. Tuesday's game in Nashville is the first of two that will be played within a week between the two teams as bad weather postponed the playing of their game earlier in the season. The two teams return to Adel next week.
"That last game should determine the region champion," said Cook High head softball coach Scott Ray.
While the Lady Hornets are perfect in league play, the overall record is not too shabby either at 10-5. Cook lost a pair to Tri County at the beginning of the season. The only other regular season loss was to the Irwin County Lady Indians. In the recent Lowndes High Invitational, the Lady Hornets went 3-2 in the tournament with the losses coming to Statesboro and Cross Creek.
This season's success is a marked improvement over last year as the Lady Hornets were finding their way in the fast pitch arena in 2003.
Pitcher Brittney Quick has an 8-4 overall record and is the owner of all of Cook's region victories.
"Britney has really improved," said Ray. "She's gotten a little more speed and has become a tough pitcher."
Quick has also shined at the plate compiling a season long batting average of .531. Her marks are just behind those of shortstop Terrell Jones' .532 average. Jones also leads the team in stolen bases.
Cathy Chambless is also one of Cook's leaders at the plate with a .430 batting average.
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