Spring sports teams enjoy successful seasons
Back to Hub main page
The Senators and Lady Senators earned spots in their respective post-season tournaments.
The baseball team had a 36-15 record with a 15-9 mark and a third place finish in the conference.
First year head coach Ken Campbell was named Eastern Division Coach of the Year by the Tennessee Junior and Commu-
nity College Athletic Association.
Several players also won honors. Ricky Lutrell, David McMahon and Casey Taylor each won All-State honors. Sophomore
infielder Brandon Cross was named All-Eastern Division.
Lutrell, a sophomore catcher from Knoxville, hit .367 with 13 home runs and 50 RBIs last season. Another Knoxville
native, sophomore outfielder McMahon, hit .387 with a team-leading 25 stolen bases in 28 attempts. Clintons Taylor, a sopho-
more infielder, led the team with a .420 batting average and 51 RBIs. And Cross, a sophomore infielder from Bristol, hit .392
with seven home runs and 41 RBIs.
The Lady Senators finished the year with a 35-17 record.
Melanie Collins, sophomore shortstop from Greeneville, and Amanda Gray, a sophomore catcher from Mosheim, won All-
State honors from the TJCCAA.
Collins .543 batting average was the third highest in the nation. Her 75 RBI season was the nations fifth best. She also had
19 home runs. Gray hit .449 with 14 homeruns and 56 RBIs. Heather Overbay, a sophomore first baseman from Rutledge, was
named to the All-Eastern Division team. She hit .410 with nine home runs and 41 RBIs.
The Senators and Lady Senators each had one victory in the post season.
The golf team was led by Jimmy Thind from British Columbia. He was the Senators medalist for the year with a 79.7
stroke average in tournament rounds.
Basketball is only four months away. By
becoming a member of the Senators Club, the official booster club for Walters State athletics, you can support the Senators and
Lady Senators financially and get season tickets to every home game.
As a member of the Senators Club, you can watch an entire season of excitement unfold from the best and most comfort-
able seats in the house.
Memberships begin at $50 for individuals,but great family and corporate deals are also available.
If you would like to join the Senators Club or learn more about what it has to offer, call the Walters State Foundation at