Three Lady Bulldogs, families honored at 2023 softball Senior Night

by Sean Dunlap

By Sean Dunlap

Franklin Advocate

Three Franklin County fast-pitch softball players — Karlee Danielle Wallace, Sadye Scott and Amberly Wallace — were honored during “Senior Night” festivities on Monday, April 10.

“These players have meant a great deal to our program and will leave us with some pretty big shoes to fill,” FC Head Softball Coach Tasha Scott said after the ceremonies.

“They have set an example for what it means to play with leadership, desire and heart, and the challenge to our younger players is to pick up where they are leaving off.”

Karlee Wallace, the daughter of Wade and Tricia Wallace, has been part of the Lady Bulldogs’ softball program for six years.

She has played as pitcher and shortstop, but has also been elsewhere on the field, as needed.

She recently signed a soccer scholarship with Copiah-Lincoln Community College and plans to major in radiology.

“Always play 100 percent because softball — like life — goes by too fast,” she said of her passion for the game.

Sadye Scott, who has completed her studies and will actually be graduating as a junior, is the daughter of Josh and Tasha Scott.

The five-year veteran of the FC program has spent a great deal of her time with the team as catcher along with being a pitcher and first baseman.

She also plans to attend Co-Lin to begin her degree path toward a career in elementary education.

“Always have fun and play with your heart,” Scott said as advice to her younger teammates. “Never give up in anything.”

Scott’s final high school softball season was highlighted with a perfect game as pitcher.

Amberly Wallace, the daughter of Billy and Marti Wallace, spent six years in the FC softball line-up and has the distinction of being a utility player — being able to plug in wherever she was most needed.

She has already announced plans to attend Co-Lin where she will major in nursing.

“Don’t take a second for granted because it will be over before you know it,” Amberly Wallace said in summing up her senior campaign.