Pursuit of the play

Published 12:05 am Thursday, May 24, 2012

Opp’s Kourtnee Bradley will play at Enterprise State Community College next season. | Andrew Garner/Star-News

Opp’s Kourtnee Bradley may be a person of few words, but she makes up for it on the mound as the graduating senior signed a scholarship to play softball at Enterprise State Community College recently.

Bradley has been playing on the Lady Bobcats varsity squad since the eighth grade, and has grown to love the sport.

In her 21 appearances this season, she has compiled a 0.88 earned run average in 56 innings. She has pitched six complete games, and has two 1-hit shut outs on her record.

Additionally, Bradley was also the recipient of the 2012 Coaches Award for the Lady Bobcats.

When asked why ESCC, Bradley said that it was closer to home.

One memorable moment for Bradley this season was when her team beat Geneva at the Ariton tournament.

“It was the best time our team played together,” she said. “That was the only time we beat Geneva this year.” The Lady Bobcats beat GHS three times this season.

In addition to playing pitcher, Bradley plays at center field sometimes.

Right in the latter half of her softball career at OHS, current coach Jimmy Reeves came in to take the helm of the program.

Bradley said he’s helped her out tremendously.

“He made me more confident on the field last year,” she said.

Bradley said it feels good to be able to have the chance to go on and play at the next level.

“It’s pretty great to be able to go off to college to be able to do that,” she said.

Bradley is the daughter of Beverly and Shane Greer of Opp.