As it will be their regular season finale for the three sophomores of the Lady Bruins softball team, Coach Cyndee Bennett and the rest of the Salt Lake Community College softball team will honor them 10 minutes prior to a noon doubleheader Saturday, May 3.
Infielder Taylor Tann , pitcher Kellie McCleve and infielder Megan Bradshaw will be playing in their final home games, and will be honored before the first pitch.
As a freshman, Tann played in 35 games including 15 of those as a starter for the 2013 NJCAA national runner-up Lady Bruins. She batted .313 on the season, posted a .408 on base percentage, and did not commit an error in 47 chances in the field.
Leading into her sophomore season, Tann stepped up as a leader in more ways than one.
Whether it be maintaining the tradition of pride and excellence of SLCC softball, or by helping her freshman teammates. Her play on the field definitely has shown as well.
This season, Tann holds a .328 batting average in 42 games including 41 starts. Her 42 hits, 11 doubles, five home runs, and 33 runs batted in (RBI) have led to an impressive slugging percentage of .531.
McCleve who was kept off the field her sophomore year with a knee injury, she has developed the name Coach Kellie for her positive attitude and continuous commitment.
McCleve did post four pitching appearances including one start her freshman season. During those appearances she held a 4.00 earned run average (ERA) with an overall record of 1-0.
Bradshaw, who is known as the voice of the team, has taken on the role of a leader being someone her teammates have looked up to since day one. As a freshman on the 2013 SLCC NJCAA national runner-up squad, Bradshaw appeared in 37 games including 22 starts while batting .222 on the year.
These three sophomores have had an epic on this great season for the Bruins and they are not ready for their time at SLCC to end quiet yet as the Region 18 tournament is right around the corner.
For more information on SLCC softball, go to: www.slccbruins.com.