Owls Softball Opens 2020 Season with Exhibition Play

Owls Softball Opens 2020 Season with Exhibition Play

Columbus, MS – The Owls Softball Team will kick off the 2020 season this Friday with a double-header exhibition play against East Mississippi Community College. The Owls first pitch will be at 2 p.m. at Don Usher Field located on the MUW campus. 

Head Coach John Newman said, "The young ladies are continuing to get better each day and their chemistry with one another is phenomenal. They have been working hard at practice while battling the weather at the same time. We plan to kick-off game day with breakfast at the Wesley Foundation, thanks to Ms. Gail Smith, FCA, and all the Wesley friends."

When the Owls take the field for the first time this season, they will do so with a large number of newcomers, with 12 of the roster comprised of players suiting up for The W for the first time. Along with returning players are three seniors, pitcher Tiffany Phillips, infielder Jana Kay Newell, and utility player Madison Fields.

The Owls return reliable and signature players from the 2019 season in sophomore catcher Megan James, junior infielder Anna Kate O'Bryant, and sophomore infielder Lauren Duckworth.

The games this weekend will be available to watch through live stream. For the latest on Owls softball and the rest of Owls Athletics, go to OwlsAthletics.com and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.