Closing it up

Published 7:00 am Wednesday, May 28, 2014

BILOXI — A quartet of local players will wrap up their prep fast-pitch softball careers tonight.

The four local players will suit up for the West squad in the annual Mississippi Coast East-West All-Star Senior softball game.

The doubleheader begins at 6 tonight at the Biloxi High School Sports Complex.

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Poplarville’s Branda Northrop and Maryah Davis, along with Picayune’s Jennifer Walker and Pearl River Central’s Austin Pruitt are on the West team roster.

Harrison Central’s Kim Gilbert and Kaitlin Lee along with OLA’s Demi Blaker (a Mississippi State signee) will lead the West Seniors against an East squad which has players such as Vancleave’s Kristen Gardner and St. Martin’s Jay Harris.

Vancleave’s Donna Bragg and Gautier’s Dennis Thompson will coach the East Seniors, while East Central’s Kyle Long and St. Martin’s Joe Rankin will coach the East Futures.

Here are the complete rosters for tonight’s games:

East Seniors

Biloxi: Sara Williams, SS/P

D’Iberville: Marissa Landrum, 3B; Alyssa Croncich, OF

East Central: Shelby Nelson, OF

Gautier: Mercedes Johnson, 3B/P

George County: Brittany Cooley, C; Juliana Rouse, SS/2B; Chaisley Sargent, 1B/3B

Ocean Springs: Rachel Hayes, P/1B

Pascagoula: Akeyla Thomas, SS/OF

St. Martin: Chelsea Groue, OF; Jay Harris, OF/2B

Vancleave: Kristen Gardner, P; Crystal Moore, SS

West Seniors

Bay: Alex Walker, SS

Gulfport: Rokelle Boose, OF

Harrison Central: Kim Gilbert, P/3B; Kaitlin Lee, P/1B

Long Beach: Taylor Johnson, P/1B; Sally Wilson, C/OF

Our Lady Academy: Demi Blaker, C/2B

Pearl River Central: Austin Pruitt, OF

Picayune: Jennifer Walker, SS/2B

Poplarville: Maryah Davis, OF; Branda Northrup, P/OF

West Harrison: Ashlyn Raffeo, SS/2B; Katelyn Raffeo, C/2B; Whitney Smith, 3B

The futures event is set to take place Thursday night.